Egypt’s Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Engineer Tarek El Molla, his Mauritanian counterpart, Mohamed Salem Ould al-Bashir, Minister of Oil and Energy, and Mauritania’s Ambassador to Cairo discussed the areas of possible cooperation between the two countries and ways of enhancing and activating the protocol of bilateral cooperation in the oil and mining sectors, Egypt Oil&Gas informed based on an oil ministry’s press release.

The protocol was previously signed on the sidelines of the visit of the Mauritanian President to Egypt in April and aimed at expanding the horizons of cooperation to enhance economic cooperation.

In addition, the two ministers talked about joint benefits of the two country’s mineral reserves that have become a backbone of Mauritania’s economic development. They suggested to exchange mutual experience.

Mauritania’s Minister expressed his strong desire to receive assistance by Egyptian experts in the field of oil and petroleum agreements, and training of technical personnel using the benefit of the Egyptian training centers.

Lastly, El Molla pointed to the results of the visit of the Mauritanian delegation to Cairo and agreed to form a joint working group to determine the terms of bilateral cooperation.