On 13 November 2012, Antonio Tajani, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Industry and Entrepreneurship, went to Cairo.
Antonio Tajani was accompanied by a large business delegation composed of representatives of 102 European companies and industry associations from 13 Member States. Collectively they represented approximately three million employees and €700 billion in turnover. This mission was part of the series of "Missions for Growth" to help European enterprises, in particular small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to better profit from fast growing emerging international markets.
During the EU/Egypt Task Force Business and Tourism Summits, Antonio Tajani and Hatem Abdel Hamid Mahmoud Saleh, Egyptian Minister for Industry and Foreign Trade, signed 4 "Letters of Intent" which identify avenues for: closer co-operation on reduction of SMEs administrative burden, industrial co-operation, tourism policy and standardisation.
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