Presidential activity during May 2020
Thursday، 04 June 2020 - 03:51 PM
Meetings of the President of the Republic with government officials
President Sisi met 5/10/2020 with the Prime Minister, , Minister of Finance, Muhammad Moait in the presence of, Deputy Minister of Finance for Financial Policies, Ahmed Kajok and, Deputy Minister of Finance for the Public Treasury, Ihab Abu Aish. The meeting dealt with following up financial performance indicators during the period from July 2019 until the end of April 2020, as well as updated estimates for the fiscal year 2019/2020.
The President instructed to closely monitor and study the situation regularly regarding the economic implications of the Corona virus, with the aim of working to safeguard the gains made as a result of economic reform.
During his meeting with with the Prime Minister and Assistant to the President for national and strategic projects and the Ministers of Water Resources, Irrigation and Agriculture on May 12, 2020, President Sisi directed to support the system of dairy collection centers at the level of the Republic and raise their efficiency in favor of increasing the productivity and quality of this important food product. The meeting reviewed the latest developments in a number of livestock, poultry and fish production projects.
President Sisi met on 14 May 2020, with the Prime Minister and the Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy, and the meeting dealt with the follow-up of strategic projects of the Ministry of Electricity, aimed at strengthening the electricity system in Egypt and modernizing its infrastructure. The President directed during the meeting to give priority to the electricity system in the Sinai and South Valley regions, in light of the utmost importance of the electricity sector for the implementation of projects aimed at meeting the development needs of those areas.
During his meeting on May 16, 2020 with the Prime Minister and the Minister of Transport, General Engineer Kamel el Wazeer, President Sisi directed the speedy completion of the rail network development plan and the establishment of new lines to connect the various parts of the Republic, especially linking the ports to the existing railway network after its development. As well, the President directed the development of the areas surrounding the roads and axes underway at the level of the Republic.
President El-Sisi met on 5/18/2020 with the Prime Minister and the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, and the meeting dealt with a number of axes of developing the higher education sector and scientific research, especially the information structure in Egyptian universities related to the application of the electronic testing system. The president directed to support the mechanisms of distance learning In universities by taking advantage of the opportunities offered by technology to facilitate the educational process for students. The President also directed the support of clinical experimnts in relation to the emerging corona virus.
President Sisi met 5/20/2020 with the Prime Minister, and the meeting discussed a review of the latest developments regarding the state's efforts to combat the spread of the new Corona virus, and the precautionary measures that are applied in this regard during the period of the Eid al-Fitr holiday. The President directed the continuous update of treatment protocols from Corona virus with all the relevant and concerned health facilities nationwide according to the latest developments on the international level.
President Sisi made an inspection tour of some national projects in Cairo on Saturday, May 9, 2020. The tour included the axis of civilizations in the comprehensive development project of the historic Ain Sira Lake area and the Museum of Civilization in Ancient Egypt. The president also inspected the bridges network that was established to connect this area with the main axes and roads of the capital to facilitate traffic, as well as projects to develop the eastern Cairo axes in Nasr City, Heliopolis and Al Rehab.
Celebration of official events
- President and Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi directed on the occasion of the blessed Eid Al-Fitr and in the context of the emotional participation with the sons and families of the martyrs and the injured to celebrate this blessed occasion, to present gifts-in-kind and materialgifts to the children and families of the martyrs and the injured at their homes in a number of governorates of the Republic. This comes from President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi’s keenness on constant communication and the participation withthe children and families of the martyrs and the injured in celebrating various events.
Participation of the President of the Republic in the Non-Aligned Movement summit via video conference
President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi participated in the 4/5/2020 Summit in the Non-Aligned Movement via video conferencing technology, which was held under the title "United against the Corona Pandemic”, with the participation of a number of heads of state and government members of the movement, on top of which is The President of the Republic of Azerbaijan ,Ilham Aliyev and the current President of the Movement, as well as the President of the seventy-fourth session of the United Nations General Assembly, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, the Director-General of the World Health Organization, the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, and the Vice-President of the European Commission.
In his speech at the summit, Mr. President stressed the importance of international cooperation and solidarity in order to respond effectively and urgently to the Corona crisis, especially by working to ensure the provision of the necessary medical and preventive supplies, and intensifying scientific research efforts to develop a drug and vaccine for the Corona virus.
The summit witnessed the consensus on the importance of the NAM member states to enhance their cooperation at all levels to counter the spread of the Corona virus, especially through the exchange of experiences and cooperation between the national health authorities.
Participation of the President of the Republic in the meeting of the African Contact Group on Libya via video conference
On 5/19/2020, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi participated in the meeting of the African Contact Group on Libya at the level of Heads of State and Government with the participation President of the Republic of the Congo and Chairman of the Group, “Dennis Sassou Nguesso”, and President of South Africa, as well as representatives of the Presidents of Algeria and Chad, as well as Chairperson of the African Union Commission, the Peace and Security Commissioner of the African Union, and a representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations .
In his speech during the meeting, the President affirmed Egypt's steadfast stance on the Libyan crisis, which is the necessity of reaching a political solution to the crisis, preserving Libya's sovereignty, security, and territorial integrity, in addition to fully supporting the Libyan people's will and choices, and rejecting foreign interference in the Libyan internal affairs.
The President also stressed the importance of giving anti-terrorism in Libya a special priority by the African side, as it represents a threat to the stability and security of the Libyan neighbors and the African continent as a whole, pointing to Egypt's support for the efforts of the African Union in resolving the Libyan crisis.
Telephone calls of the President of the Republic
President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi received on 12 May 2020, a phone call from King of Bahrain , Hamad bin Eissa, and the contact dealt with some topics of bilateral relations between Egypt and Bahrain, in addition to discussing the developments of a number of different regional files of common concern. During the contact, discussions were also reached on the efforts of the two countries to combat the spread of the new Corona virus, as it was agreed on joint coordination in this framework through exchanging the best experiences and communication between the agencies concerned with the efforts of control and health protection measures.
President El-Sisi received on May 13, 2020, a phone call from President of the Republic of South Africa,Cyril Ramafuza, and the call touched on the developments of a number of files on the agenda of the African Union. Discussions were made on efforts to combat the spread of Corona Virus in Africa, and the contact also strengthened bilateral cooperation between Egypt and South Africa in various fields, where President Sisi stressed Egypt's keenness to strengthen the existing historical and brotherly relations with South Africa at the continental and international levels.
President Sisi received 5/22/2020 a phone call from the Iraqi President, Barham Saleh, to congratulate on the occasion of Eid Al-Fitr, as he expressed his sincere wishes to the government and people of Egypt to achieve progress and prosperity ... The contact also discussed a number of files of bilateral relations as it was agreed to activate the cooperation mechanisms between the two countries and enhance the efforts of the Joint Higher Committee, especially in the economic, medical and security fields.
President Sisi received on 5/30/2020 a phone call from the French President Emmanuel Macron. The contact dealt with discussions on the developments of a number of international and regional files, foremost of which is the situation in Libya, and the President affirmed Egypt's consistent strategic stance towards the Libyan crisis represented in restoring the pillars and institutions of the national Libyan state, ending the chaos of the spread of criminal groups and terrorist militias, and the two Presidents agreed on the need to intensify coordination in this regard in the coming period.