Secretary of the NSDC of Ukraine Oleksiy Danilov met with Ambassador of Egypt to Ukraine Ayman Elgammal
Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksiy Danilov met with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Arab Republic of Egypt to Ukraine Ayman Elgammal.
During the meeting, the parties discussed the current state of bilateral cooperation and prospects for its further development.
“Our countries have a long history of friendly relations, and although the pandemic has created certain difficulties for us, such cooperation must continue”, - the NSDC Secretary said.
Among the key areas of bilateral cooperation, the parties mentioned the strengthening of trade and economic ties and the signing of relevant agreements, cooperation in the defense industry and space.
In this context, the NSDC Secretary noticed that one of Ukraine’s tasks within the framework of reforming the domestic defense-industrial complex is to attract interested countries to cooperation, in particular, through establishing joint enterprises.
Referring to the issue of cooperation in the space sector, the NSDC Secretary stressed the importance of establishing contacts and discussing practical proposals between the Egyptian side and the recently created Ministry for Strategic Industries of Ukraine.
In his turn, Mr. Ambassador assured of the readiness to expand bilateral cooperation and bring it to a higher level. In particular, according to Mr. Elgammal, it is important to submit issues relevant to both sides for consideration at the forthcoming meeting of the Intergovernmental Joint Commission on Economic and Scientific-Technical Cooperation between Ukraine and Egypt.