President Abdel Fatah El-Sisi received his South African counterpart Cyril Ramaphosa in Ittihadiya
Thursday، 12 December 2019 - 03:17 PM
President Abdel Fatah El-Sisi received on Tuesday his South African counterpart Cyril Ramaphosa in Ittihadiya presidential palace as they agreed to convene the joint committee in the first quarter of 2020 with the aim of boosting bilateral relations in the sectors of politics, economy, security, academia, culture and tourism.
“President El-Sisi expressed his appreciation for the historic and brotherly relations between Egypt and South Africa, and that date back to anti-colonialism endeavors and struggle for independence. At the time, Egypt was honored to host great South African leader Nelson Mandela in Cairo in the sixties.
Later on, ties persisted during democratic transition in the nineties and until present,” the statement released by President’s Spokesperson Bassam Rady read. Mandela visited Egypt in 1962 as an anti-apartheid revolutionary and again in 1997 as president of South Africa.