The Middle East Paper Company (MEPCO) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Arab Federation for Paper, Printing and Packaging Industries during the 10th Middle East International Exhibition for Paper, Board, Tissue, Printing & Packaging Industry (Paper ME), held in Cairo from 10-12 September 2018.
Commenting on the agreement, Sami Safran, CEO of MEPCO said, “We believe that the Arab Federation for Paper, Printing and Packaging Industries plays an effective role in this sector. We aim to strengthen the mechanisms of Arab collaboration in our sector, and as a first step the relocation of the federation’s regional office in the GCC to MEPCO’s headquarters in Jeddah will enhance its ability to provide benefits and value-added services to all regional companies operating in the paper and packaging industries. Such support will include the provision of statistics, research and reports; cooperating with similar organizations around the world; and with the technical and economic Arab bodies to fully integrate the region’s paper, printing and packaging industries.”
Safran continued: “We are pleased to participate in the 10th edition of PAPER ME in Egypt, which with its leading position in the industry attracts more than 400 paper and packaging exhibitors from across the Middle East, encouraging companies to actively contribute to the development of the Federation.”
“MEPCO is pleased to sign this MoU with the Federation’s leadership, and I would like to thank them for helping companies working in this industry over the years. We look forward to deepening our cooperation with different parties in order to develop the regulatory and organizational aspects of the paper manufacturing and packaging industry in the Middle East,” Eng.