President Abdel Fattah El Sisi reiterated the importance of developing the petroleum sector during a meeting with cabinet ministers, the Egyptian Gazette reported.

Presidential Spokesman Bassam Radi said that the president emphasized the importance of working with international companies to develop the Egyptian petroleum sector’s human capital.

El Sisi also urged the ministers to use all the available tools to increase exploration activity and attract investments.

Cabinet ministers attending the meeting included Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly, Petroleum Minister Tarek El Molla, Planning Minister Halal El Said and Finance Minister Mohamed Maait.