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Foreign Minister Holds Tete-a-tete Meeting with Egyptian Counterpart

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Mariya Gabriel held a one-on-one meeting with her Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry at the Egyptian Foreign Ministry.
Earlier on Saturday, Gabriel arrived in Cairo with the delegation she led for a tour of Egypt’s new administrative capital. She was welcomed by Egypt’s top diplomat Sameh Shoukry and she then met with Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly.
Egypt’s new administrative capital is about 45 kilometres east of Cairo. Some 30 ministries, parliament, agencies and embassies are located there. 
Egyptian authorities announced the transfer of state institutions to the new administrative capital in the summer of 2023. Its construction began in 2015 and its total area is 700 square kilometres. Twenty residential complexes are planned, which are expected to house 6.5 million people.
The aim of the project is to ease traffic in the capital Cairo, home to some 22 million people.