Times Interview; `Egypt Eager to Expand Trade with ROK'
Ayman Osman who was recently appointed to the post of first commercial secretary of the Egyptian Embassy in Seoul appears poised to make modest endeavors to promote bilateral trade ties between Korea and Egypt.
``It is my great pleasure to be the head of the commercial office of the Egyptian Embassy in Seoul for many reasons,'' he said in an interview with The Korea Times.
``Specifically, this is my first post in Asia and our two nations have close relations in political, economic, investment, cultural and tourism fields,'' he said.
``We are looking for more partners in Korea to be agents or importers of products in the areas of agriculture, foodstuffs, yarn, textiles, chemical goods, metals, engineering products and mining goods,'' he said.
Egypt remains one of Korea's largest markets in the Middle East region for exports of processed, semi-fabricated and high-technology goods and services.
Korea, on its part, regards Egypt as an important partner for cooperation in
regions of the Middle East and Africa because of Egypt's leading role in the area.
Beginning in the 1980s, the economic relations between the two countries has made a great leap forward and has made a significant progress in various fields of trade, economic and technical cooperation.
The trade volume between Korea and Egypt has steadily increased and Korea is one of Egypt's major trading partners. …