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Egyptian radio show - 30th Mar 2015 - interview with New Zealand Ambassador to Egypt - H.E. Barney Riley, Anzac 100th year commemoration service in Egypt 25th April 2015, is hosted by you this year

Jerry Guirguis interview H.E. Barney Riley, New Zealand Ambassador to Egypt, talking to us Live-to-air from Cairo via phone hook-up on 96.5FM – Egyptian radio show [ Monday 30th March 2015, Melbourne Australia, English Edition, 6:30pm = 9:30am Cairo ].


Hi and welcome, can we start with ......................


Australia total trade with Egypt           [ A$m ]  = 495  ..................2013

New Zealand total trade with Egypt     [ A$m ] =  453  ..................2014


                Egypt is New Zealand’s 22nd largest export market ,

                  consisting mainly of dairy products (butter, milk powder, milk constituents and cheese predominantly), meat (beef and lamb) and some wool.

                New Zealand imported approximately AU$3m of goods from Egypt in 2014,

                  consisting mainly of paper, pharmaceuticals, carpets and textiles.


                A number of New Zealand businesses are in-market, including Fonterra and Burger Fuel


1]  Looking at trade figures between New Zealand and Egypt, the next wave of opportunity for NZ businesses would it be in ?;

                                       a] Clean Technology

                                       b] ICT

                                       c] Food and Beverage, and Agritech


Q2] Your Excellency, What changes have you seen lately, that indicates Egypt is on the right track to recovery ?

                     Egypt is the Future - economic summit that was held in Sharm El-Sheikh from 13 to 15 March 2015 [ $158 billion of Foreign investment into Egypt......

                    Egypt’s New capital City announcement



Q3] Anzac 100th Commemoration service in Egypt, is in your hands this year,  

                            Who's coming and what's the plan ?



New Zealand Embassy Cairo, Egypt ANZAC Day 2015



ANZAC Day 100th Anniversary


25 April 2015 marks the 100th anniversary of the first major military action fought by the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) during World War I. 

On 25 April 1915, the ANZAC’s waded ashore at Gallipoli and began seven months of intense combat that marked a significant moment in the histories of the two young nations. 


On behalf of the New Zealand and Australian embassies, the New Zealand Ambassador to Egypt, Barney Riley warmly invites citizens, and their families and friends, from New Zealand, Australia, Turkey and the Commonwealth to the official ANZAC Day commemorative service and wreath laying ceremony.


Date:                     Saturday 25 April 2015

Time:                    Dawn, 5am for a 5.15am start (please note that the start time may change to 6.15am if there is daylight savings on or before 25 April)

Place:                    Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery

                                Abu Safein Street,

                                Old Cairo



Following the service,

guests are also invited to attend a breakfast at New Zealand’s Official Residence in Maadi at 2 Road 12. 

                              For catering purposes, please let us know if you plan to attend

                              by contacting the New Zealand Embassy Cairo on  +202 2461 6000 or

                                                                                           email    [email protected]


Jerry Guirguis                                                


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