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President Sisi’s speech in the joint press conference with Vietnamese President at Ittihadeya Palace

Tuesday، 28 August 2018 - 02:27 PM

Your excellency President Tran Dai Quang

President of Socialist Republic of Vietnam

Ladies and Gentlemen

It is my pleasure welcoming today his excellency  President Tran Dai Quang, President of Socialist Republic of Vietnam as a dear brother, friend and guest of Egypt. I would like to convey to his excellency the greetings of the Egyptian people who bears in heart all feelings of love and admiration for the Vietnamese people and its developmental and liberation process.

Your excellency

Your kind visit to Egypt today is of a special value as it is the first visit of a Vietnamese president to Egypt since the start of the diplomatic relations between the two countries 55 years ago. Furthermore, it comes after the first visit paid by an Egyptian president to Hanoi, that I paid in September  last year.

These two historical visits in addition to the meetings convened in between the leaders of the two countries in various occasions, indicate the interest of both countries to promote relations and invest all potentialities they possess for the interest of both peoples.

Ladies and Gentlemen

I held with  his excellency  a fruitful discussions on ways to strengthen and promote bilateral relations between the two countries at all levels, as well as cooperation in the framework of international institutions, and reviewed international and regional issues of common concern. The meeting discussed strengthening political, economic, military and security relations,  combating terrorism, the opening of Vietnamese markets to Egyptian exports and the activation of tourist and cultural exchange between the two countries.

Here, I should  refer to the agreement of the two countries upon achieving stability, security and peace, and the priority Egypt and Vietnam pay to economic development.

In this context, I assure President Tran de Quang of the importance we attach to strengthening our relations with Vietnam due to  its outstanding regional weight and great potential. I also assure the President of our appreciation for Vietnam's support for Egypt's accession to the ASEAN Friendship and Cooperation Agreement. This would help  strengthening cooperation  in various fields and benefiting from the experiences of those pioneering developed countries.

I also confirm to his excellency that we are welcoming and will be working for   the intensification of cooperation and coordination with Vietnam during Egypt's chairmanship of the African Union in 2019, for  the interests of both  countries and the African and Asian continents.

Ladies and Gentlemen

Allow me to renew my greetings to His Excellency President Tran Dae Kwang, to express my sincere pride in the person of His Excellency and  my keenness to promote the fraternal relations  and cooperation between Vietnam and Egypt to achieve a better future for our two friendly peoples.

Thank you, and allow me to give the floor to His Excellency President Tran Dae Quang


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