British Foreign Secretary visit to Egypt
Monday، 27 February 2017 - 04:27 PM
25 February 2017
- President Abdel Fattah El Sisi affirmed Egypt's keenness on achieving a qualitative leap in relations with the UK at all levels, especially with regard to promoting economic cooperation and increasing British investments in the country.
During their meeting in Cairo, Sisi briefed British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, who is currently paying his first visit to Egypt since taking office, on steps of the ongoing economic reform program.
He added that Egypt welcomes the support provided by the UK to Egypt to reach a loan agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
The president said Egypt is keen on boosting cooperation with the UK in various fields, particularly in university and pre-university education as well as encouraging British investments in Egypt and expanding such activities in the coming period, especially in Suez Canal Economic Zone project.
For his part, Johnson expressed appreciation for distinguished relations linking his country with Egypt and Britain's aspiration to upgrade them to wider horizons.
He also affirmed his country's appreciation for the courageous decisions taken by Egypt in the field of economic reform.
Britain; as one of the countries with the largest investments in Egypt, is keen to support stability and development in the country, Johnson said.
He also appreciated fruitful cooperation with the Egyptian agencies concerned with airport security.
The meeting also dealt with ways to boost coordination between the two countries on issues of common concern, especially terrorism.
Sisi reviewed Egypt's efforts in the fight against terrorism and extremism, which come according to a comprehensive strategy that includes cultural, intellectual and economic dimensions, as well as security and military aspects, stressing the importance of concerted international efforts to combat terrorism.
The British Foreign Secretary affirmed his country's full support to efforts made by Egypt to uproot terrorism and settle current crises in the Middle East.
The meeting also dealt with ongoing developments in the Middle East, especially with regard to the Syrian crisis and the situation in Libya and Yemen as well as the prospects for advancing the peace process and efforts to combat terrorism and extremism.
Sisi stressed the importance of supporting the concept of the "national state", reinforcing the role of its institutions to shoulder their responsibilities for maintaining the territorial integrity and strongly combating the extremist and terrorist thoughts.
- The UK foreign secretary announced 3 packages of support to Egypt in economy, education, entrepreneurship.
- Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson held talks on boosting bilateral relations and consulting on regional issues of mutual concern. The two ministers discussed all aspects of the Egyptian-British political, economic, and cultural relations, as well as ways of enhancing them.
26 February 2017
- British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson toured the ancient Pyramids area, within his current visit to Egypt.
27 February 2017
- British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson left Egypt.