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Sisi: Egypt supports development efforts in all Nile Basin countries

Friday، 19 July 2019 - 10:23 AM

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi stressed Thursday Egypt’s support of all development efforts in Nile Basin countries.

Sisi’s remarks came during his meeting with Uganda’s parliament speaker Rebecca Kadaga in which they discussed means of boosting ties, benefiting from the current African mechanisms aiming at increasing investments, and developing the infrastructure in Africa, presidential spokesman Bassam Radi said.

The referred to efforts to boost integration among African countries, citing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), which was recently launched during the AU summit in Niger.

Sisi asked Kadaga to convey his greetings to Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni.

For her side, Kadaga hailed the Egyptian role in Africa as vital for regional stability and security, especially for Nile-basin countries.

Meanwhile, Parliament Speaker Ali Abdel Aal received Thursday Ugandan counterpart Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga and her accompanying delegation.

During the meeting, Abdel Aal stressed Egypt's keenness on strengthening relations with brotherly African countries especially under Egypt's 2019 presidency of the African Union (AU).

He asserted that there are wide prospects to boost bilateral ties not only in the parliamentary domain but also in many other strategic fields such as infrastructure, food security, electricity, shipping and human sources training.

He also noted the necessity of enhancing mutual cooperation in field of investment along with easing obstacles facing investors, particularly as many Egyptian companies are interested to invest in Uganda.


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