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Statement by President Sisi at joint press conference with President of Burkina Faso

Thursday، 08 June 2017 - 11:30 AM

I would like in the beginning to welcome H.E. President Roch Kabore of Burkina Faso and convey to him the pleasure of the Egyptian people to receive him in Cairo.

I would like also to confirm my pleasure over keenness of both countries to maintain consultation and coordination after our meeting on the sidelines of the African Union Summit in Kigali last year and on the sidelines of the recent Arab-Islamic-American Summit in Riyadh.

Ladies and gentlemen,

I discussed with His Excellency President Kabore at our meeting today means of boosting relations between Egypt and Burkina Faso in the various domains. We underlined the importance of increasing trade exchange and enhancing joint economic cooperation to be up to the level of distinguished political relations between the two countries. Also, we confirmed the importance of activating the joint committee and accelerating the convention of its coming session in Cairo as soon as possible to contribute to pushing up relations between the two countries to wider horizons.

Ladies and gentlemen,

I confirmed to President Kabore Egypt's support for efforts that are aimed at achieving stability and comprehensive development in Burkina Faso. I also expressed to His Excellency our appreciation for the ambitious development plan which he is leading in this dear country to Egypt. I asserted our eagerness to cooperate with Burkina Faso in this regard through encouraging Egyptian investments in the various fields; especially in the sectors of infrastructure, construction and energy.

We agreed on enhancing joint cooperation in the fields of training and human capacity building through training courses and programs that are organized by the Egyptian Agency of Partnership for Development for our brothers in Burkina Faso.

Ladies and gentlemen,

We exchanged views on the recent political and security developments in the region including the situation in Libya and the African Sahel region along with the developments of several African issues. Our views were identical over these issues. We underlined the importance of intensifying efforts that are aimed at achieving security and stability and confronting the spread of terrorism and organized crime in the African Sahel region. We agreed to maintain consultation and promote coordination between Egypt and Burkina Faso at the bilateral level and in the Sahel and Sahara Grouping and African Union.

Your Excellency President Roch Kabore

Talks with you today were extremely positive and fruitful. I hope we will maintain coordination to achieve the best interests of our two peoples and our African continent. Once again, I welcome you in your second homeland Egypt. I hope you enjoy your stay in Cairo.

Thank you.


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