Sisi arrives in Japan to participate in G20 summit
Thursday، 27 June 2019 - 09:27 AM
President Abdel Fattah El Sisi arrived on Thursday June 27, 2019 on a several days' visit to Japan to take part in the 2019 G20 summit, due to be held in Japan's Osaka City on Friday and Saturday.
Sisi's participation in the meeting of the 20 major economies comes at an invitation from Japanese Prime Minister Shenzo Abe, whose country is the current president of the summit, said Presidential Spokesman Bassam Radi.
His participation also comes in view of the close and growing relations between Egypt and Japan, along with Egypt's weight in the international and regional arenas, the spokesman added.
During the summit, president Sisi is scheduled to focus on a set of issues of concern to the developing nations in general and Africa in particular in view of Egypt's presidency of the African Union, he said.
The president will also highlight the importance of stepped up international efforts to ease the merging of the developing countries in the world economy, the spokesman noted.
President Sisi will underline the necessity for extending strong support to the developing countries in their bid to achieve the 2030 sustainable development goals including the transfer of technology, modernizing industry and boosting foreign investments along with the necessity of obliging the advanced countries to abide by the framework of Paris agreement on climate change and helping the developing nations and emerging economies to develop their new and renewable energy resources, the spokesman said.
Sisi's itinerary during his visit to Japan includes holding talks with Japanese prime minister Abe on bilateral relations that have witnessed notable growth over the past years to achieve the best interests of the two countries.
Sisi and Abe will also continue consultations and political coordination over a set of regional and international files of mutual interest.
Meanwhile, Sisi is set to hold talks with a number of Japanese businessmen and heads of major Japanese companies operating in Egypt to bolster cooperation in the trade, investment and economic fields.
The Egyptian president is also scheduled to meet with a number of heads of state and government taking part in the G20 summit in order to beef up cooperation regarding regional and international issues of mutual interest.