By Mohamed Attia
Minister of Civil Aviation Mohamed Abbas Helmy discussed with Oka Hiroshi, Ambassador of Japan to Egypt, and his accompanying delegation prospects for joint co-operation and discussed many important issues related to various civil aviation activities, in the presence of a number of leaders of the Ministry of Aviation.
The meeting dealt with reviewing a number of files of common interest related to development projects at Egyptian airports.
Among them was the follow-up of the latest developments in the Terminal 2 project at Burj Al Arab Airport in co-operation with the Japanese International Co-operation Agency (JICA) which comes in light of the state’s plan to transform Egyptian airports into “environmentally friendly airports” through the use of clean and renewable energy and the reduction of carbon emissions. and environmental pollution.
The two sides also discussed mechanisms for enhancing effective co-operation in many projects, which are planned to be implemented by the Ministry of Civil Aviation during the coming period, as well as discussing ways to stimulate air traffic and tourism between the two countries.
During the meeting, Minister Helmy emphasised the depth of the Egyptian-Japanese relations, which extend throughout the ages as the two countries have important partnerships for the benefit of both sides, praising the joint efforts and effective co-operation in various civil aviation activities and expressing his appreciation and full confidence in benefiting from Japanese expertise in the field of airport development in line with the Egyptian state’s directions towards achieving comprehensive development in all fields.