Minister of Petroleum Tarek El Molla discussed Egyptian-Australian collaboration in the mining and hydrocarbon industries with the Australian Ambassador to Egypt, Neil Hawkins, Egypt Oil & Gas reports.

Hawkins praised the recent developments in the Egyptian oil and gas sector.

Both officials said there is a mutual interest in increasing Australian investment in Egypt’s mining sector. They reviewed the recent progress made by Australian companies working at the Sukari gold mine in the Red Sea governorate.