Country Profile

The Arab Republic of Egypt is located in the northeastern corner of the African continent. It is bordered to the north by the Mediterranean Sea with a coastline of 995 km. It is bordered to the east by the Red Sea with a coastline of 194 km. It is bordered in the northeast by Palestine and Israel, to the west by Libya, and to the south by Sudan.

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Head of State: H.E. Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi
Head of Government: Dr. Mustafa Madboly
Capital City: Cairo
Independence Day: 23rd of July
Languages: Arabic (official), English & French
Currency: Egyptian Pound (EGP)

GDP: USD 250.9 Billion
Area/Size of country (km²): 1.01 million km2
Natural resources: Water (River Nile), Fish, Arable land, Minerals, Petroleum and Natural Gas
Time Zone: CAT (UTC+2)

Ministry Responsible for COMESA Affairs

COMESA National Contact Point
H.E. Eng. Amr Nassar,
Minister of Trade and Industry
​​2 Latin America, Garden City, Cairo, Egypt.
Tel: +2 – 27943600/ +2 – 27921194​
Fax: +2 – 27955025​
Email: ​​​

National COMESA Focal Point

H.E. Ambassador Ahmed Mustafa
Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt to the Republic of Zambia
Embassy of the A.R. of Egypt – United Nations Road, Lusaka, Zambia
00260 – 211 – 251151 /