President Abdel Fattah El Sisi has called for pushing forward the state’s plan to boost Egypt’s cotton system with all its cultivation, commercial and industrial aspects so as to restore the Egyptian cotton’s high international ranking.
The president’s remarks came during a high-level meeting he called yesterday to follow up the principal aspects of state’s plan for upgrading cotton growing, production and manufacturing, Presidency Spokesman Ambassador Bassam Radi said.
Taking part in the meeting were Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouli, Presidential Assistant for National and Strategic Projects Sherif Ismail and the cabinet ministers of water resources, agriculture and public business sector. The director-general of the Armed Forces National Service Projects Authority and the board-chairman of the National Company for Exportation and Industrial Development also participated in the meeting.
The presentations made during the meeting contained the directions of action to upgrade the entire cotton system with the aim of ensuring the best utilisation of the competitiveness of Egyptian cotton production at the global level, especially given the Egyptian cotton’s high quality and reputation in world markets, Spokesman Radi said.
In directives following these presentations, President Sisi called for expanding cotton-growing areas so as to meet manufacturing demand and maximise Egyptian cotton’s added value at the international level, the spokesman said.
Elaborating, the president said that pushing forward the state’s plan to upgrade the cotton system and expanding the cotton-growing area would make it possible for the country to spread cotton-based national industries with a capacity to produce high-quality cotton products at affordable prices to citizens.