Minister of Trade and Industry Munir Fakhry Abdel Nour held on Tuesday a meeting with Italian Ambassador to Egypt Maurizio Massari.
They discussed preparations for a visit to be paid by President Abdel Fattah El Sisi to Italy this month.
They tackled also preparations for a business forum, which will group 200 Italian major companies.
A number of cooperation protocols will be signed on the sidelines of the forum, according to the minister.
Massari, meanwhile, stressed his country's keenness to bolster economic ties with Egypt.