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Egypt taps Asian markets for agricultural export growth

Egypt signed a series of agreements to export its agricultural products to Asia, including China and Japan, in a bid to boost its ailing economy.
A farmer harvests mangoes at a field in Al-Giza, on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt August 27, 2018. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany - RC1D6640EA20

Egypt has been looking at the Asian markets to expand its agricultural exports and open up new opportunities for economic investments there, with the aim of improving its own economy.

Deputy Agricultural Minister Mona Mehrez signed Nov. 26 a cooperation protocol with Vice Minister of China Customs Hu Wei to open the Chinese market for seven Egyptian agricultural products — dates, grapes, strawberries, onions, potatoes, pomegranates and mangoes — in January 2019.

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