Opening of direct flights between Kazakhstan and Egypt strengthens relations between two states: Egyptian Ambassador

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ATY. October 26. KAZINFORM /Yelena Ilinskaya/ "Opening of direct flights between Kazakhstan and Egypt will promote the development of business, increase of the trade turnover and strengthen the friendship of two countries", Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Egypt to Kazakhstan Abdullah al-Arnusi has said Monday at the press conference devoted to the opening of direct flight "Cairo - Almaty - Cairo".

According to the Ambassador, for the first time the issue of opening of the direct flight between two countries was addressed within the visit of Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev to Egypt in 2007.

As the Head of the Egyptian delegation, Egyptian Civil Aviation Authority head Emad Salam noted, Egypt was one of the first states recognized the independence of Kazakhstan. The diplomatic relations between the countries were established in 1992, but the trade-economic relations between Kazakhstan and Egypt got biggest development in last three years, especially after Egypt started to purchase the Kazakh grain.

"Egypt totally sponsored the construction of "Nur Mubarak" University that was opened in Almaty. I response to it Kazakhstan plans to allocate USD 4.5 mln for reconstruction of the Sultan Beibars museum in Egypt. The work in this direction has been already started", Emad Salam said.

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