Spain – Egypt industry meeting

The Spanish Railway Association (Mafex) hosted a Spain – Egypt industry meeting on 29th September  on the occasion of the presence of the Minister of Transport of Egypt, Kamel Elwazir in the country.

Yesterday morning, 29th September, the president of Mafex, the Spanish Railway Association, Víctor Ruiz Piñeiro, presided over the opening of the railway corporate meeting organized at the Spanish Confederation of Business Organizations, (CEOE) on the occasion of the presence of the Minister of Transport of Egypt, Kamel Elwazir in the country. Ruiz Piñeiro thanked the minister and the Egyptian government “for their commitment to the Spanish railway technology and their confidence in our know-how.” An industry that is “a global benchmark, with a high international presence in more than 90 countries and that in Spain generates 30,000 direct jobs with a turnover of more than 15,000 million euros (more than 8% of industrial GDP). It therefore constitutes a key and driving sector for both our economy and our country image.”

The event has involved the Chief Executive Officer of Icex – España Exportación e Inversiones, María Peña, and the General Director of International Trade and Investments of the Secretariat of State for Trade, under the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, María Paz Ramos. The institutional block has been finalized with the intervention of the Egyptian Minister, Kamel Elwazir. Subsequently, the representatives of the companies that have been present have been able to deliver a brief presentation to the delegation attending the event.

This interest of the Spanish railway industry in the potential of the Egyptian market with the Ministry of Transport of Egypt has been reflected in the participation of more than 22 representatives of companies in the sector.