Kazakhstan urges Egypt to join initiative to create Islamic food safety organization
Astana, Kazakhstan, Feb. 10
By Daniar Mukhtarov - Trend:
Egypt's capital Cairo hosted the sixth round of the Kazakh-Egyptian interministerial consultations.
The Kazakh side was headed by the deputy foreign minister, Askar Musinov, and the Egyptian side was led by the Egyptian assistant foreign minister, Yasser Morad, the press service of the Kazakh Foreign Ministry said.
"The issues of bilateral cooperation in political, trade, economic, cultural, humanitarian, consular and other spheres were discussed at the meeting," the ministry said. "The representatives of the two countries' foreign ministries confirmed the agreement on mutual support for Kazakhstan's and Egypt's candidacies as the non-permanent members of the UN Security Council."
The ministry said the Kazakh side also urged Egypt to join the initiative of Kazakhstan on the creation of an Islamic organization for food safety at the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), headquartered in Astana.
The parties also agreed on the early holding of the fifth meeting of the Kazakh-Egyptian intergovernmental commission on trade-economic, cultural- humanitarian and scientific-technical cooperation, as well as the fourth meeting of the Kazakh-Egyptian Business Council.
Askar Musinov also met in Cairo with the Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities of Egypt Mostafa Amin.
They discussed the completion of restoration of the Mosque of Sultan Baybars, who is considered an important historical link between the peoples of Kazakhstan and Egypt.
Musinov was also received by the Arab League Secretary-General Nabil Elaraby.
They discussed the prospects for strengthening cooperation of Kazakhstan with the Arab League.