Report: Sisi's visit to Germany has numerous targets
Sunday، 28 October 2018 - 02:46 PM
President Abdel Fattah El Sisi's four-day visit to Germany, at an invitation from German Chancellor Angela Merkel, marks the beginning of the Egyptian leader's journey to promote bilateral relations, sustainable development in Africa and cooperation between the North and the South.
Egyptian-German-African-European relations will merge during the visit that includes President Sisi's participation in a mini-summit of African heads of state and government members of the German initiative for partnership with Africa.
President Sisi will hold a summit with Merkel to discuss ways to enhance bilateral cooperation, anti-terror efforts and the latest developments in Libya, Syria and Yemen.
According to reports by the German ministry of international cooperation, Africa needs 20 million new job opportunities which made Germany add this issue to the agenda of talks on the sidelines of the G-20 summit.
Germany has drawn up a plan for cooperation with the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the African Bank in this respect, in cooperation with development partners and international financial organizations that have experience in conditions in Africa, to develop and coordinate measures according to each state and in conformity with its own regulations.
Merkel's invitation to Sisi reflects her appreciation of Egypt's status at the African and regional levels particularly in light of its chairmanship of the African Union in 2019 and Germany's presidency of the current United Nations Security Council session.
President Sisi is expected to address the mini-summit to expound Egypt's vision in pushing forward development efforts in Africa.
President Sisi attended the launching of the initiative last year in light of Germany's presidency of the G-20 and he also participated in the G-20 meetings, before 2016, where Egypt was a guest of honor.