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President Sisi’s African tour

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President Abdel Fattah El Sisi will start on Monday 14/8/2017 a four-leg African tour to Tanzania, Rwanda, Gabon and Chad. The tour comes within the framework of Egypt's openness to African continent and its keenness to enhance relations with countries of the continent in all fields and expanding coordination and consultations with African sisterly countries.

President Sisi will discuss with African leaders means of promoting cooperation with the African states, especially in economic and trade scores. The talks will also tackle means of confronting the challenges besetting the African continent as well as a host of regional issues of mutual concern.

Egypt’s policy on Africa

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi left Cairo on Monday 14/8/2017 for Tanzania at the start of a four-day African tour taking him also to Rwanda, Gabon and Chad. He will also discuss with them regional issues of mutual concern including security and peace in the African continent, taking into consideration Egypt's current membership at the UN Security Council and Africa's Peace and Security Council.

President Sisi held a meeting  with Tanzanian President John Magufuli. He stressed the importance of cementing cooperation between the private sectors of Egypt and Tanzania. The president referred to the success of certain Egyptian firms operating in Tanzania, pointing out that Cairo looks forward to increasing the trade volume between Egyptian and Tanzanian businesses in the fields of farms and manufacturing of agricultural products, fishing, livestock, pharmaceutical industries, medical supplies and mining.
President Sisi held a press conference with Tanzanian President John Magufuli in the country’s capital, where he arrived on Monday.


Tuesday 15/8/2017

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi Tuesday 15/8/2017 arrived in Kigali, the second step of an African tour that includes Tanzania, Gabon and Chad.

The Egyptian leader was welcomed by his Rwandan counterpart Paul Kagame. The president was also welcomed by senior Rwandan officials, the Egyptian ambassador and members of the Egyptian Embassy.

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi held talks with his Rwandan counterpart Paul Kagame in Kigali, followed by expanded talks between the delegations of both countries. Sisi praised the steady development of bilateral relations between the two countries, stressing the importance of working towards enhance relations at all levels. He stressed the importance of increasing the volume of trade exchange and opening channels of communication between business communities in the two countries to carry out joint projects in the fields of tourism, agriculture, energy and other fields. The two presidents discussed means of achieving economic and developmental integration between the Nile basin countries. 

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi said his country and Rwanda agree on the importance of having the African Union play a bigger role in the continent. Egypt is keen on working with Rwanda in the fields of agriculture and trade exchange, Sisi added in a joint press conference with his Rwandan counterpart Paul Kagame. He invited Kagame to visit Egypt as soon as possible. Sisi stressed the need to boost cooperation with Rwanda, particularly where honing skills and sharing know-how is concerned. He said this is done through technical support programs provided by the Egyptian Agency of Partnership for Development (EAPD) and the Egyptian initiative for the development of Nile Basin countries. Sisi told reporters that he and Kagame agreed on the importance of holding a joint committee meeting as soon as possible.

Wednesday 16/8/2017

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi arrived in Gabon, his third stop of an African tour. Sisi is scheduled to hold talks with officials here on means of boosting bilateral cooperation and issues related to peace and security in Africa.

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi said Cairo is willing to boost ties with Libreville to cover all political, economic and military fields.  

During talks with Gabonese President Ali Bongo Ondimba, President Sisi termed bilateral ties ‘special’ as Egypt eyes closer partnership to maintain development and stability in both countries.  

The one-on-one talks were held prior to an open session that was attended by delegations from both sides, Presidential Spokesman Alaa Youssef said.

 

 

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi said that he had talks with his Gabonese counterpart Ali Bongo Ondimba on boosting bilateral ties at the political, economic, security and military levels, saying that they shared identical views on several regional and international issues of mutual interest.

Speaking at a press conference following their meeting, Sisi said that they agreed on the importance of intensifying efforts in the coming period to strengthen relations between Cairo and Libreville in all domains through the convocation of the joint committee that held its last meeting in 2008.

The committee will convene in Gabon in the coming months, Sisi asserted.
Thursday 17/8/2017

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi arrived in Chad on the last leg of his four-day African tour.

Chadian President Idriss Deby and several top-notch statesmen received Sisi upon his arrival.

 



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