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Abdel Aal meets Ugandan, Kenyan counterparts on sidelines of IPU meetings

Friday، 18 October 2019 - 10:15 AM

Egyptian Parliament Speaker Ali Abdel Aal had a series of talks with his counterparts of Uganda and Kenya on a host of international and regional issues, along with parliamentary visions on issues of interest to Egypt

The talks were held on the fringe of the 141th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU).

During his meeting with Ugandan Parliament Speaker Rebecca Kadaga, Abdel Aal pledged Egypt's full support for the Ugandan economic activities and opening the way for Egyptian investments in Uganda.

He underlined the positive results achieved by the Egyptian-Ugandan Joint Committee, stressing the necessity of focusing on infrastructure in Africa as per President Abdel Fattah El Sisi's directives to develop the African infrastructure.

The Speaker of the Ugandan Parliament also expressed her appreciation for Egypt and President Sisi's warm reception in Cairo, stressing that ties with Egypt are deeply-rooted and strong.

As for his talks with Kenyan Senate President Kenneth Lusaka, Abdel Aal stressed the necessity of economic cooperation between the two countries the pharmaceutical field, particularly in light of President Sisi's initiative to treat one million African citizens from Hepatitis C virus (HCV).

He also expressed Egypt's readiness to back Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta's agenda in the energy and health sectors.

For his part, Lusaka lauded Abdel Aal's role in the IPU Executive Committee, saying he represents the voice of reason in this committee.

We consider him not only the representative of the Arab Group, but also the African Group within the IPU Executive Committee, Lusaka added.

MENA

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