09 December 2021 03:48 AM

Sisi voices hope to cement cooperation with Albania in various domains

Saturday، 23 October 2021 - 07:01 PM

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi said Egypt is looking forward to promoting cooperation with Albania in various domains.

He made the remarks on Saturday during a meeting with Albania's Prime Minister Edi Rama at Egypt's Itihadiya Palace, Presidential Spokesman Bassam Radi said.

Sisi welcomed Rama, highlighting the amicable and historical ties binding the two countries.

Sisi congratulated Albania for getting a non-permanent seat at the United Nations Security Council in the period of 2022-2023, noting that both Egypt and Albania share almost identical views with regard to most regional and international issues.

He underlined the importance of holding periodical political consultations between the two countries, especially in view of Albania's efforts to promote peace and stability in the Balkan region.

He also referred to Albania's active role in addressing international crises.

For his part, Rama praised President Sisi, stressing the depth of bilateral relations.

He voiced hope to further bilateral cooperation in various domains, especially in view of Egypt's strenuous efforts to promote international peace and security.

He also cited Egypt's pivotal role at the regional level in the Middle East and Mediterranean Basin.

He commended the unprecedented development efforts in Egypt under the leadership of Sisi over the past period.

Rama highlighted his country's keenness on drawing on the "inspiring" Egyptian expertise.

The presidential spokesman said the talks tackled means of enhancing bilateral cooperation, especially in the economic domain.

The two sides also exchanged views on the latest regional developments, the spokesman said, noting that both sides agreed on the importance of maintaining stability in the eastern Mediterranean region.

The talks also tackled means of coordinating efforts in the fields of combating terrorism and extremism, the spokesman added.

The two sides underlined the importance of building on stories of success of both countries in promoting the values of religious tolerance in order to curb the activities of extremist groups in the region.

He hailed Egypt's efforts in disseminating the upright moderate teachings of Islam and confronting religious fanaticism and hatred.

He also lauded the efforts exerted by President Sisi to promote the values of coexistence, mercy, forgiveness, and accepting the Other in addition to ensuring freedom of creed within the framework of the comprehensive human building strategy.


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