“Egypt attaches a great importance to the development of relations with Azerbaijan”, these remarks came from Governor of Egypt’s Southern Sinai Province Khaled Fouda in a press conference held in Baku on November 14. Khaled Fouda said that the main topic of discussions is to increase the mutual tourism flow between Egypt and Azerbaijan. “Over the past 2 years, the number of tourists traveling from Azerbaijan to Egypt has been very small, which does not coincide with the level of relations between the presidents and peoples of both countries,” the governor stressed. Touching upon his meeting in ASAN Service, Khaled Fouda said that the Egyptian side intends to learn Azerbaijan’s experience in this regard and launch such a pilot project in Sharm el-Sheikh initially.
“There is a strong relationship between the two countries. We are generally trying to develop relations between Egypt and Azerbaijan in all spheres. We attach a great importance to this visit. Yesterday we met with the head of Azerbaijan Tourism Association. We have discussed the issue of direct flights, as well as all the existing problems in the field of tourism. We have been at ASAN Service today. In fact, it is a remarkable example. We would like to apply this experience in Sharm el-Sheikh,” Khaled Fouda said.
Addressing the event, Suzanne Mohammed Jamil stated that Egypt intends to consolidate cultural and people-to people contacts between both countries. In addition, Suzanne Jamil noted that the next meeting of Azerbaijan-Egypt Intergovernmental Commission is planned to be held in February 2018 in Cairo.
Notably, during Khaled Fouda’s first visit to Azerbaijan, an agreement on strengthening the friendship, cooperation and mutual understanding between Gabala and Sharm-el-Sheikh was signed.
This year Egypt and Azerbaijan mark the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations. Both countries enjoy close relations in bilateral and multilateral levels.