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President Moon holds summit with Egyptian counterpart in Cairo Updated: 2022-01-20 17:15:41 KST

President Moon Jae-in in Cairo for an official visit is holding a summit with his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah el-sisi.
The leaders are scheduled to discuss ways to work together in future-oriented and sustainable areas, such as eco-friendly mobility, marine and digital governance based on their comprehensive cooperative partnership.
They're also expected to agree on a joint feasibility study for a free trade deal which would be South Korea's first with an African nation.
Eyes will also be on whether they ink any defense deals, with Seoul and Cairo known to be in talks for Egypt to buy South Korea's K9 Thunder self-propelled howitzers.
A joint press conference is expected to follow.
Later today, President Moon will attend a business roundtable on bilateral cooperation in future and green industries.
Moon's visit to Egypt is the first by a South Korean leader in 16 years.
It's the final leg of his week-long tour that also took him to Saudi Arabia and the UAE.
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