Egypt, Pakistan celebrate 70 years of bilateral relations
CAIRO - 24 September 2018: In celebration of the passage of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Egypt and Pakistan, a summit was held by South Asian Strategic Stability Institute University (SASSI) in collaboration with the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan in Cairo. Titled "Women Trade and Enterprise- The Key to Development", the summit was held under the auspices of Egypt’s Ministry of Trade and Industry. The summit reviewed the importance of the Suez Canal and the new Suez Canal as well as future cooperation with the Pakistani Gwadar in a meeting titled “The Suez Canal and Gwadar the Gateway”. Minister of Planning Hala el-Saeed, deputy minister of transportation, Chairman of the Commercial Representation Authority Ahmed Antar, and Ambassador of Pakistan Mushtaq Ali Shah, in addition to General Director of SASSI Maria Sultan attended the summit. Sultan said that Africa is the future, underscoring the importance of the Suez Canal. She added that the summit targets boosting future economic relationships and establishing sustainable connectivity between both countries.