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Sisi discusses cooperation with COMESA chief

Sisi discusses cooperation with COMESA chief

Sunday، 21 February 2016 - 11:56 AM


President Abdel Fattah El Sisi met on Saturday with Common Market for
Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Secretary-General Sindiso Ngwenya
on the sidelines of Africa Forum 2016, now in session in the Egyptian
resort of Sharm el Sheikh. Attending the meeting were the ministers of foreign affairs, investment, international cooperation and trade and industry.
President Sisi praised efforts made by COMESA to achieve cooperation
and regional integration in Africa, Presidential Spokesman Alaa Yousef
said. The president pointed out to Egypt’s support for COMESA’s activities in the regional and international forums. He expressed his appreciation for COMESA’s participation in following up Egypt’s parliamentary elections. For
his part, Ngwenya expressed his appreciation to president Sisi’s effort
to back development efforts in the African continent and promote trade
and investment ties among its countries. He
said that Egypt has become Africa’s political and economic capital in
light of its hosting to a number of important African events.
He also praised President Sisi’s efforts in defending the interests of
the African continent especially regarding the climate change efforts. Talks
also tackled means of boosting cooperation between Egypt and COMESA
especially in light of the mega projects Egypt is currently implementing
topped by developing the Suez Canal axis.
The two sides also discussed cooperation projects in the field of
infrastructure and food security, in addition to establishing a
navigational route that connects Lake Victoria and the Mediterranean. 

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