ISLAMABAD - Ambassador of Egypt Majdy Amir Tuesday called on the Chairman Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and expressed more interest in technical cooperation to further strengthen the relation between two nations. During the meeting, the Egyptian Ambassador said that Egypt had always value the sufferings of Pakistan being the front line state against the war on terrorism. He further said that during Egypt uprising and crisis, the Pakistani community did not become a part of it, which proved that Pakistani people were peace-loving and educated. Salim Saifullah Khan said that Egypt should continue its help to make sure the safe arrival of Pakistanis from Egypt. He while appreciating highly developed tourism industry of Egypt, drew help to save Pakistan sinking tourism industry. He also appreciated that Egypt ranked first in North Africa and second best destination for FDI in the African continent for 2009-2010. He said that both the countries had potential to improve trade relations, however, measures should be taken to facilitate regular business-to-business interactions between entrepreneurs of the two countries. He said that two ways trade between Pakistan and Egypt was far below than the desired level to tap the existing potential. He proposed that frequent visits of interested businessmen, potential investors, and exchange of trade and commerce officials of both the countries would be useful. He further proposed that close linkages between the chambers of commerce of both the countries could play a vital role to promoting trade volumes. He said, Egypt is pioneer in tapping alternative energy resources in the Middle East region especially in wind and solar energy. Many Egyptian companies were preparing themselves to invest in the energy sector of Pakistan. Majdy Amir assured that he would play his active role to save Pakistans tourism industry at all cost. He said that the bilateral trade volume between the two countries was relative low. It was at US$ 320 million in 2009 which went down to US$ 230 million in 2010.