The Egyptian Georgian Joint Committee meetings serve as an important tool of cooperation between both countries. The Economic, Scientific and Technical Agreement signed in 1999 stipulates the convention of the Joint Committee in the capitals of both countries alternately.
Two sessions of the Egyptian Georgian Joint Committee for Economic, Scientific and Technical Cooperation were held in October 2002 in Tbilisi and in January 2010 in Cairo respectively.
Important Recommendations /Agreements Signed at the Last Session:
The Second Session of the Egyptian Georgian Joint Committee, co-chaired by the Egyptian Minister of International Cooperation and the Georgian Minister of Economic Development, was held to enhance relations between both countries and open up new horizons of cooperation in fields of mutual interest.
Governmental officials participated in the Joint Committee meetings as well as businessmen from the sectors of trade, industry, higher education, health and medicine, agriculture, electricity and energy, petroleum, investment, telecommunications and information technology, tourism and culture.
During the meetings, both sides agreed on the mechanisms for following up on the fields of mutual interest, such as the joint production of pharmaceuticals, electricity and energy, particularly electromechanic energy, furniture industries, telecommunications and information technology in addition to scientific and cultural cooperation, especially through the training and scholarships provided by the Egyptian Fund for Technical Cooperation with the Commonwealth to the Georgian side.
At the close of the Joint Committee meetings, the following documents were signed for formalizing cooperation between both countries:
• Cooperation executive program in the field of tourism.
• MOU between the ports of Alexandria and Poti.
• Agreement on the establishment of joint chambers of commerce.
On the sideline of the Joint Committee meetings, the Federation of Egyptian Chambers of Commerce organized an economic forum attended by the Georgian Prime Minister and the accompanying official delegation as well as the delegation of Georgian businessmen to discuss investment and trade opportunities of mutual interest.