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Australian Ambassador to Cairo: Trade exchange between Cairo and Canberra has increased to one billion Australian dollars

By Manal Abdel Fattah

The Australian Ambassador to Egypt, Dr. Axel Ebenhorst, said that there are many common aspects of cooperation between Egypt and Australia, especially with regard to trade, as the volume of trade exchange between the two countries has reached one billion Australian dollars, pointing out that the most famous Australian exports to Egypt are beans.

He added, in his speech on the sidelines of an iftar party hosted at his residence, that Egyptian-Australian relations are distinguished, expressing his hope that Australian investments in Egypt will increase in the field of green hydrogen and mining.

The Australian ambassador congratulated the Egyptians on the blessed month of Ramadan, and said that Muslims constitute 3.2% of the Australian population.

He said that Egypt and Australia are two countries that can achieve a lot by increasing cooperation in dryland agricultural practices, water management, tourism, antiquities and other areas of cooperation.

The Australian ambassador to Egypt said that the total number of Muslims is 604,200 people, or 2.6% of the total population of Australia, and this total number of Muslim population makes Islam the second largest religious group in Australia after Christianity.
He added that this year, Egypt and Australia celebrate the 74th anniversary of the establishment of their relations, and Egyptian-Australian relations are important and strategic, due to the presence of many historical links and relations since Australia opened its embassy in Cairo in March 1950, as the first Australian embassy in the Middle East.

He continued that there is a long history of cooperation in the fields of peace and regional security, especially with regard to efforts to achieve lasting peace in the Middle East.

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