Tuesday، 22 December 2015 12:00 AM
Egypt resumed its diplomatic relations with the new South Africa after the end of the apartheid regime era and its transformation to democracy in April 1994. This period has witnessed close cooperation between both countries, which are considered to be the biggest in the continent.
The leadership of both countries have warm and close relations, and constant coordination and consultations and especially in the issues related to the support of the African interests. South Africa received the first visit to an Egyptian President from 28 – 30 July 2008, when former President Mohamed Hosni Mubarak visited Pretoria for the first time. President Nelson Mandela and President Thabo Mbeki have visited Egypt on different occasions. Preparations are currently taking place to finalize the forth coming visit of President Jacob Zuma to Egypt from 19 – 20 October 2010.
On 26/9/2014, President Abdel Fatah El-Sisi and South African President Jacob Zuma stressed importance of stopping to provide weapons and money flowing to armed groups in the Middle East. The two leaders discussed a host of issues of mutual concern, topped by the latest developments in Libya. They stressed the need for finding a political settlement to the Libyan crisis.