(AA) – Tobias Ellwood, the British minister for Middle East affairs, as well as a delegation of British businessmen arrived in Cairo in the early hours of Tuesday, an airport source has told The Anadolu Agency.
Ellwood is leading a group of 40 British businessmen from energy, construction and retail industries on a three-day visit to Egypt to discuss means of boosting British investments in Egypt, the UK’s embassy said a day earlier.
The delegation is scheduled to participate in a conference on British business activities in Egypt, the U.K. mission had said.
Egyptian Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab will also attend the conference, according to the embassy.
“As the number one investor in Egypt, Egypt does not have a more important economic partner than Britain,” Ellwood was quotes as saying by the British embassy.
“In the last fiscal year, British investment totaled over $5 billion, more than investment from all other countries put together.”
“This significant trade mission underlines Britain’s commitment to helping the Egyptian people build a successful future for their country – an Egypt that is more secure, more democratic, and more inclusive,” he said.