Presidential Activity May 2017
Monday، 05 June 2017 - 01:36 PM
In May 2017, President Abdel Fattah El Sisi held various internal and external meetings, in addition to his field tours and the opening of development projects shaping the future of the country in the next stage.
At the internal level, the President demands to remove the encroachments on State-land, asserting that Egypt is in the process to preserve its national security.
At the external level, President Sisi has toured in the UAE, Bahrain and Kuwait to discuss regional issues as well as ways of enhancing relations in various fields. President Sisi also had a busy schedule where he participated in the US-Arab-Islamic Summit on May 21, 2017.
President's meetings with officials
May 1: President Abdel Fattah El Sisi called for improving the investment climate in Egypt to attract more investments into the country. Sisi made the remark at a meeting with Prime Minister Sherif Ismail and Investment and International Cooperation Minister Sahar Nasr. All State institutions should work together to achieve this goal in light of the important role of investments in supporting the development process and creating jobs for youths, Sisi said.
Sisi witnesses inauguration of gas production from West Delta fields (May 10, 2017)
President Abdel Fattah El Sisi witnessed via video conference a ceremony marking the start of natural gas production at northern Alexandria gas fields. The first phase of the project of northern Alexandria gas fields targets production of about 700 million cubic feet per day. The project was carried out with total investments of about $9 billion.
Sisi attends opening ceremony of several development projects in Qena (May 14, 2017)
President Abdel Fattah El Sisi attended the opening ceremony of several development projects in Qena Governorate. The development projects that is inaugurated is a silo for grains storage. This will bring to 25 the number of hi-tech silos that were lately opened across the nation. Each silo is of 60,000 tons capacity and costs 2.5 billion pounds.
Sisi opens several major national projects in Damietta (May 23, 2017)
President Abdel Fattah El Sisi inaugurated several major national projects in Damietta governorate. President Sisi inaugurated the first phase of Damietta Furniture City within a number of major development projects. He also inaugurated a Damietta Military Hospital in New Damietta city, while a number of hospitals were also opened in some governorates.
Kenyan President's visit (May 10, 2017)
President Abdel Fattah El Sisi received Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and his spouse at Cairo international airport while they were stopping en route to the United Kingdom. The two leaders held talks on means of boosting bilateral relations. Also, the meeting took up the latest African developments.
Jordanian King's visit (May 17, 2017)
President Abdel Fatah El Sisi received King Abdullah II of Jordan upon his arrival at Cairo International Airport. The two leaders hold summit talks on ways of enhancing strategic relations as well as Egyptian and Arab efforts to break the stalemate in the Mideast peace process. The summit also tackles challenges facing the Arab world and efforts to close Arab ranks.
Austrian Chancellor's visit (May 24, 2017)
President Abdel Fattah El Sisi received Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern. The two sides tackle bilateral relations and a number of regional and international issues of mutual concern. The two leaders held a press conference after the talks.
Guinean President’s visit (May 25, 2017)
President Abdel Fattah El Sisi receives Guinean President Alpha Conde. The two leaders discuss "means to bolster ties between the two countries on all levels, as well as regional and international developments. During the visit, the two leaders are scheduled to sign a number of military and security deals as well as education and culture agreements.
Uruguayan President’s visit (May 31, 2017)
President Abdel Fattah El Sisi received Uruguayan President Tabare Vazquez. Talks between President Sisi and the Uruguayan President addressed regional developments. Both leaders also discussed efforts exerted by Egypt to combat terrorism and extremist thoughts. President Sisi welcomed Uruguayan President’s first State visit to Egypt since the establishment of bilateral relations in 1932.
President's meetings with foreign officials
May 16: President Abdel Fattah El Sisi received a message from his Burundian counterpart Pierre Nkurunziza on boosting bilateral relations in all domains. Head of the Military Bureau at the Burundian Presidency Ildefons Habarurema handed over the message during his meeting with the President. President Sisi, welcomed the Burundian envoy and asked him to convey his greetings to President Nkurunziza, stressing Egypt's keenness on coordinating with Bujumbura to promote bilateral cooperation in all fields.
Sisi also welcomed efforts exerted to push forward the national dialogue in Burundi with the view to reaching a comprehensive political agreement that help maintain stability in the country and meet the people's aspirations for development and progress.
May 16: President Abdel Fattah El Sisi received Visa President Ryan McInerney in the presence of Minister of Communications Yasser el Kady and said that Egypt is looking forward to promoting cooperation with Visa Inc. as a leading global company working in advanced banking services.
President Sisi's foreign visit
President Sisi's visit to UAE (May 3-4, 2017)
President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi heads to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for a two-day visit to hold talks with UAE leaders on enhancing bilateral relations and continuing consultations and coordination on various regional and international issues of common interest.
The visit of the President to UAE comes within the framework of close brotherly relations between Egypt and the UAE, which contributes to promoting cooperation between the two countries in various fields and ensuring coordination in facing challenges of the Arab nation of boosting Joint Arab action and defending Arab National Security.
President Sisi's visit to Kuwait, Bahrain (May7-9, 2017)
President Abdel Fattah El Sisi arrived for Kuwait on a two-day official visit that will be followed by a visit to Bahrain. The talks include consultation and coordination over regional and international issues of common interest.
Following his visit to Kuwait, Sisi heads for Bahrain for talks with King Hamad Bin Issa Al-Khalifa on promoting bilateral relations at all levels.
The talks also tackles means of bringing closer Arab ranks so as to enhance the Arab world's ability to protect common interests and meet the aspirations of their peoples in addition to standing up against any attempts for foreign interference in the internal Arab affairs.
Egypt's Participation in US-Arab-Islamic Summit (May 21, 2017)
President Abdel Fattah El Sisi received an invitation from Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz to attend the US-Arab-Islamic Summit due to open in Riyadh with the participation of US President Donald Trump.
Bilateral meetings on the sidelines of summit
- President Abdel Fattah El Sisi held talks during a visit to Saudi Arabia with Burkina Faso President Roch Marc Kaboré on means of boosting cooperation with all African countries in all domains.
- President Abdel Fattah El Sisi had talks with Tajik President Emomali Rahmon on bolstering bilateral ties. During the meeting, Sisi expressed Egypt's keenness on promoting bilateral relations and exchanging expertise in the various fields.
- The Egyptian-US summit held between President Abdel Fattah El Sisi and President Donald Trump tackled strategic relations between Egypt and the United States and efforts to combat terror.
Following the end of the closing session of the summit, President Sisi took part in the inauguration of the world Center for Fighting Terrorism in Riyadh. President Sisi showed up in the event along with King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and other heads of State. The center tackles the extremist thoughts and develop ways for countering them, along with enhancing moderate culture and cooperation with the international community in the face of such a phenomenon.