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Egypt adopts strategy to upgrade cotton cultivation, textile industry

The government in Egypt is keen on upgrading the system of cotton cultivation and textile industry to better meet demands of the local market and enhance exports, Trade and Industry Minister Tarek Kabil said Monday.

In a meeting of the Supreme Council of Textile Industries, Kabil stressed the importance of a national strategy outlined by his Ministry to expand production and solve problems. A clear map of textile industries in Egypt is needed to be able to perfectly determine gaps between supply and demand, the minister said. According to him, this should also help define priorities to lure foreign investments and maximize the value added of Egyptian cotton. The Ministry of Trade, Kabil said, is keen on coordinating efforts with the Ministry of Agriculture to increase cotton cultivated lots in a way that would help meet needs of the local market.