SIS chief: Egypt seeks promoting relations with African countries
Monday، 17 August 2015 - 12:00 AM
Chairman of the State Information Service (SIS) Ambassador Salah Abdel Sadek has received 25 media people from several African countries.
The meeting was held as part of the role undertaken by the SIS for contacting media outlets and their representatives to explain the facts about the current situation in Egypt and rectify wrong concepts regarding the recent developments in Egypt.
In his speech at the meeting, Ambassador Abdel Sadek said that Egypt is keen on upgrading its relations with other African countries so that these relations would be up to the level of the joint history binding Egypt with its sisterly African countries. Within this framework, he added the SIS is seeking to maintain contacts with African media people and reporters through holding seminars and symposiums.
The SIS is also maintaining this contact through its media offices in the African countries and through its publications with a view to conveying the real image in Egypt after the June 30 Revolution, he added.
As for the recent developments in Egypt, ambassador Abdel Sadek said that parliamentary elections will be held shortly, asserting that the SIS is standing at the same distance from all candidates. Its role, he noted, is only confined to disseminating awareness among voters regarding their rights and duties through holding forums and conferences nationwide on this score.
The SIS chairman has answered questions by the participant media people about Egyptian efforts for enhancing Egyptian-African relations and means of standing up to misleading media reports about the situation in Egypt along with the role of the SIS in boosting media cooperation between Egypt and other African countries in a bid to fight terrorist groups.
The visiting media people are hosted by the Egyptian Partnership Agency for Development, which is affiliated with the Egyptian Foreign Ministry.