06 December 2019 01:03 AM

PM back home after successful visit to Washington

Sunday، 20 October 2019 - 10:00 AM

Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouli returned home in the wee hours of Sunday after a successful visit to the US.

The visit was the first by an Egyptian premier to the US in about 14 years.

The several days' visit focused on means of promoting economic cooperation, especially boosting US investments in Egypt.

Madbouli - who was accompanied by the ministers of investment, petroleum, finance and telecommunications - had talks with a number of top US officials, including the vice president, as well as representatives from heavyweight US companies.

He also met with members of the Egyptian-US Business Council as well as senior officials from the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.

The visit was meant to build on the successful visit by President Abdel Fattah El Sisi to Washington in September, during which he took part in the United Nations General Assembly meetings.

The Egyptian-US talks also tackled a host of political issues, including the Turkish invasion of Syria and Egypt's condemnation of this attack.

The talks also addressed the water issue and the Ethiopia dam file. US Senate officials assured Madbouli that they will urge the US Administration to play a pivotal role vis-a-vis the dam issue.

In previous statements to MENA, Cabinet Spokesman Nader Saad has accentuated that the Egyptian-US relations are in their best stage in four decades due to common understanding between President Abdel Fattah El Sisi and President Donald Trump.

MENA

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