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President’s activities during April 2023

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Meetings with government officials

On April 2, 2023, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met with Dr. Mostafa Madbouly, Prime Minister, Lieutenant General Mohamad Zaki, Minister of Defense and Military Production, Mr. Mahmoud Tawfiq, Minister of Interior, Ms. Nevin Al-Qabbaj, Minister of Social Solidarity, Major General Hisham Amna, Minister of Local Development, and Major General, Advisor to the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces for Information, and Major General Staff Mahrez Abdel Wahhab, acting Head of the Military Intelligence Authority.


During the meeting, they discussed existing and future programs to advance community development efforts for Egyptian citizens from Sinai, within the framework of the national strategy for the integrated development of the Sinai Peninsula. Moreover, the president was informed of the most prominent axes of community development efforts for citizens in Sinai, which include strengthening social protection initiatives, as well as providing job opportunities with the aim of achieving economic empowerment based on medium, small and micro projects.

President El-Sisi directed that the state’s efforts in implementing the Sinai development strategy aim to formulate an advanced and integrated development path that includes enhancing investment in human capital with the aim of supporting Sinai society at all levels, through collaboration and coordination between the various concerned authorities in the state.

On April 8, 2023, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met with the Prime Minister and Minister of Housing, Utilities and Urban Communities.


During the meeting, the president was briefed on developments in the workflow of the "Julius Nyerere" hydroelectric dam in Tanzania, which is being implemented by the Arab Contractors and El Sewedy Electric group under the supervision of the Egyptian government. The dam represents the fruitful cooperation that Egypt is keen on with the African countries.

The president was also informed about the ongoing works in a number of new cities, including the New Administrative Capital and the New Alamein City. In addition to that, they followed up on the multiple projects to develop the historical Cairo region, within the framework of the state’s efforts to achieve continuous integration between modernization and development in all parts of the country. The president was also briefed on The Great Transfiguration project, around St Catherine in South Sinai, that seeks to turn the sacred mountainous area into a spiritual shrine and a destination for mountain, medical and environmental tourism.

On April 9, 2023, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi held a meeting to follow up the developments of national projects for the reclamation of desert lands at the level of the Republic. The meeting was attended by Dr. Mostafa Madbouly, Prime Minister, Mr. El-Sayed Al-Qusayr, Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation, Dr. Hani Swelem, Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation, and Major General Walid Abu Al-Majd, Director General of the National Service Projects Authority, and Major General Ahmad Al-Azazy, Head of the Engineering Authority of the Armed Forces.


During the meeting, the president was briefed on the efforts of the various competent authorities with regard to horizontal and vertical expansion projects to increase the area and productivity of the agricultural area in Egypt, including projects in the regions of East Owainat, Toshka, Sinai, Upper Egypt and the New Delta, in addition to future expansions in this regard.

The president directed to continue intensive work on major projects being implemented in the sectors of agriculture, irrigation, agricultural and food production, whose importance is currently growing within the grave global challenges that have arisen during the past years. He also directed to mobilize all capabilities and expertise to enhance the success factors of these projects.

On April 10, 2023, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met with Dr. Mostafa Madbouly, Prime Minister, Dr. Mohammad Moait, Minister of Finance, Dr. Assem El-Gazzar, Minister of Housing, Utilities and Urban Communities, Major General Hisham Amna, Minister of Local Development, and Mr. Ahmad Issa, Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, and Mr. Ahmad Rashid, Governor of Giza, Major General Amir Sayed Ahmad, Advisor to the President of the Republic for Urban Planning, Major General Ahmad Al-Azzazi, Head of the Engineering Authority of the Armed Forces, and Major General Atef Moftah, Assistant Head of the Engineering Authority of the Armed Forces.


During the meeting, they reviewed the executive position of the stages of implementation and final preparations, especially with regard to halls and galleries, the Museum of King Khufu's boats, and preparations for transporting artifacts to their permanent display places.

The president directed to continue the ongoing work, to develop and raise the efficiency of the museum, and to achieve integration and linkage with the pyramids plateau region, in an effort to provide an exceptional and unique experience for visitors and tourists.

On April 11, 2023, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met with Dr. Mostafa Madbouly, Prime Minister, Lieutenant General Osama Rabie, Chairman of the Suez Canal Authority, Major General Amir Sayed Ahmad, Advisor to the president of the Republic for Urban Planning, and Mr. Mustafa Al-Dogishi, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Southern Red Sea Arsenal Company.



During the meeting, the president was briefed on a statement of the navigation traffic in the Suez Canal, during the first quarter of this year. The statement showed an increase in the number of ships passing through the canal, by about 20%, compared to the same period last year. It also showed an increase in the revenues to record about $ 2.3 billion increase compared to last year, as it amounted to about 35%.

Lieutenant General Osama Rabih presented the axes and projects for developing the navigational course of the Suez Canal. He also presented the authority’s efforts to modernize its marine fleet, including tugs and dredgers, in light of the pivotal role of its role in securing the navigational course and assisting ships transiting the canal. The president directed to continue implementing the development strategy of the Suez Canal, its navigational course and all its facilities and infrastructure, with the aim of continuing its internationally recognized outstanding performance.

On April 15, 2023, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met with Major General Ahmad Al-Azazy, Head of the Engineering Authority of the Armed Forces, and Brigadier General Abdel Aziz Al-Feki, Assistant Head of the Engineering Authority for Road Designs.


During the meeting, they followed up the executive position of a number of the Engineering Authority’s projects at the level of the Republic in various sectors, especially with regard to the establishment and development of the road network, and achieving optimal utilization of lands located on both sides of the axes and main roads. The aim is to establish integrated industrial and agricultural development areas, in order to achieve the goals of solving the problem of traffic congestion that has long been a cause of citizens’ dissatisfaction, especially in major cities and neighborhoods. This also aims at increasing and facilitating the movement of trade and investments, and promoting various economic activities, in a way that contributes to achieving the goals of comprehensive and sustainable development.

They also presented the projects of the Engineering Authority, within the framework of the national strategy for the reconstruction and development of Sinai, as well as reviewing the structural and engineering position of projects in new cities all over Egypt.

President El-Sisi directed to continue the ongoing work, adhere to the established timetables, and apply the highest standards and specifications, in the stages of study, planning, implementation, follow-up and evaluation, as well as paying due attention to civilized coordination and environmental requirements.

On April, 17, 2023, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, chaired the meeting of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, which was held at the headquarters of the General Secretariat.


During the meeting, they discussed a number of issues related to the activities and tasks of the armed forces and their efforts to protect the pillars of Egyptian national security on all strategic directions. They also reviewed the repercussions of the current events inside Sudan as a result of the state of escalation between the army forces and the Rapid Support Forces in the Republic of Sudan, and what the situation may lead to during the coming period in terms of the repercussions that affect the security and safety of the region.

On April 19, 2023, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi held a meeting with the Economic Ministerial Group. The meeting was attended by Dr. Mostafa Madbouly, Prime Minister, Mr. Hassan Abdullah, Governor of the Central Bank, Major General Abbas Kamel, Head of General Intelligence, Dr. Hala Al-Saeed, Minister of Planning and Economic Development, Dr. Rania Al-Mashat, Minister of International Cooperation, Dr. Muhammad Maait, Minister of Finance, and Major General Muhammad Amin, Advisor to the President of the Republic for Financial Affairs.


During the meeting, they reviewed the current position of the global economy within the unprecedented challenges that have intensified over the past two years, causing disruption to global supply chains, high prices of strategic commodities, and slowing growth rates at the international level, which has imposed exceptional pressures on most countries of the world.

The President directed to continue intensive efforts aimed at containing the repercussions of the global crisis on the Egyptian economy, and alleviate its impact on citizens. He also directed to continue working to promote sustainable growth of gross domestic product, improve the investment environment and encourage the private sector.

Field tours

On April, 3, 2023, President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi attended part of the exams for applicants to join jobs at the Ministry of Education and Technical Education, which are held in cooperation with the Egyptian Military Academy. The meeting was attended by Lieutenant General Mohamad Zaki, Minister of Defense and Military Production, and Dr. Reda Hegazy, Minister of Education and Technical Education. Lieutenant General Ashraf Salem Zaher, Director of the Egyptian Military Academy.

President El-Sisi was briefed on the system for recording the results of the electronic exams, which monitors the data of the applicants, and the results they achieved while performing the various stages of the exams, until they reached the final stage. The president also held a dialogue with the applicants, to get acquainted with their visions and ideas regarding the jobs they applied for, and the ongoing efforts to achieve development in all sectors in the country.



 

On April 6, 2023, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi participated in the Iftar of the Egyptian family in the Asmarat neighborhood and inspected the Productive Families exhibition. President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi also participated in a dialogue with the Asmarat inhabitants.


On April7, 2023, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi inspected a number of axes and road projects in Giza Governorate. Giza governorate are witnessing the development of some axes, and the construction of new ones, with a total length of 200 km. It connects Al-Manshia Road with Ahmad Orabi Street, with a length of about 11 km, and a width of 6 traffic lanes in each direction. The axis has also been linked to the Ring Road, and the Lieutenant General Kamal Amer axis, to be an alternative axis, to solve the problem of increasing traffic congestion on the 26th of July axis.


On April 9, 2023, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi visited the first Nasr City Police Station, and had Iftar with the officers and personnel there.


On April 18, 2023, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi witnessed the Ministry of Awqaf's celebration of Laylat al-Qadr.


On April 21, 2023, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi performed Eid al-Fitr prayer with the children of the martyrs at the Marshal Tantawi Mosque in the Fifth Settlement. He also participated in Eid al-Fitr celebration with the sons of the martyrs from the armed forces and the police.



On April 22, 2023, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi visited the city of Galala.


On April25, 2023, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi laid a wreath at the memorial to the martyrs of the armed forces and the tomb of the late President Muhammad Anwar Sadat, on the anniversary of the liberation of Sinai.



Receiving kings and presidents

President El-Sisi Receives President of the Republic of Cyprus

On April 5, 2023, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi received President of the Republic of Cyprus, President Nikos Christodoulides, at Al-Ittihadiya Palace where the ceremonial welcome was held and the two national anthems were played.


The Spokesman for the Presidency, Counselor Ahmad Fahmy, stated that the two presidents held one-on-one meeting followed by expanded talks between the delegations of the two countries. Both Presidents commended the ongoing development of the Egyptian-Cypriot relations and the steady progress of the historical ties between the two friendly countries that has been witnessed in recent years at all levels, particularly with regards to natural gas and electrical connectivity.

The two leaders also commended the mutual support in various regional and international forums and organizations, the extensive consultation on issues and files of mutual interest, and the agreements held to implement several joint projects within the trilateral cooperation mechanism that brings together Egypt, Cyprus and Greece. Such a mechanism is an example to be followed in terms of coordination and consultation between the Mediterranean States. The President of Cyprus underlined the significance of choosing Cairo for his first foreign visit in the region since his election last February, reflecting the keenness to maintain the strategic nature of relations between the two countries at the official and grass-roots levels. In this regard, both leaders agreed on launching a joint business forum between both sides.

After the talks, the two Presidents held a press conference.

President El-Sisi Receives President of the United Arab Emirates at Al-Ittihadiya Palace

On April 12, 2032, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi received with President of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan at Al-Ittihadiya Palace, where the ceremonial welcome was held and the national anthem was played.


The Spokesman for the Presidency, Counselor Ahmad Fahmy, stated that President El-Sisi welcomed his brother and dear guest of Egypt, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan. The President affirmed Egypt's pride in the relations between the two fraternal countries and their close historical ties. The President of the UAE expressed his country's appreciation to Egypt, its people and its leadership, and the UAE’s keenness to strengthen cooperation relations between the two countries.

The two Presidents discussed ways to develop cooperation in all areas for the interest of the two peoples. They also discussed coordination toward various regional developments, as the Egyptian-UAE cooperation and coordination are pillars for consolidating security, stability and development in the region.

The meeting also exchanged views on the most prominent files on the regional and international arenas, where the discussions reflected a mutual understanding on ways to deal with those issues. In the same vein, it was agreed to continue joint efforts to strengthen cooperation, coordination and solidarity among the Arab States in order to meet the growing challenges at all levels.

Receiving Foreign Officials

President El-Sisi Receives Speaker of the House of Representatives of Iraq

On April 2, 2023, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi received Speaker of the House of Representatives of Iraq Mr. Muhammad Halbousi, in the presence of Speaker of the Egyptian House of Representatives Dr. Hanafi Gebaly, and Ambassador of the Republic of Iraq to Cairo Ahmed Al-Dulaimi.


The Spokesman for the Egyptian Presidency stated that President El-Sisi welcomed the Speaker of the House of Representatives of Iraq, asking him to convey his greetings to Iraq’s President Abdul Latif Rashid and Prime Minister Mohammed Shia' Al Sudani. His Excellency stressed the distinguished Egyptian-Iraqi relations and Egypt's keenness to further promote cooperation between the two countries in all fields and at the official and popular levels, especially in light of the current momentum of the joint relations and the mutual visits of senior officials between the two countries whether at the bilateral level or through the tripartite cooperation mechanism with the Kingdom of Jordan.

Mr. Halbousi conveyed to President El-Sisi the greetings of Iraq’s President and Prime Minister, stressing his country's pride in the close bilateral relations between Iraq and Egypt. He also praised Egypt’s role in restoring stability in Iraq and contributions to consolidate security, stability and development in the region and strengthen Arab unity. In this regard, he expressed his aspiration to continue developing cooperation between the two countries in various fields, especially at the parliamentary level, and to benefit from the Egyptian expertise with regard to development and the establishment of state institutions.

The meeting discussed regional developments and ways to strengthen relations between the two countries in all fields, especially at the parliamentary level.

President El-Sisi Meets President of African Development Bank Group

On April 4, 2023, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met with the President of the African Development Bank Group, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, and his accompanying delegation, which included Vice President of the Bank Kevin Urama and Secretary General of the Bank Vincent Nmehielle. From the Egyptian side, Governor of the Central Bank of Egypt Mr. Hassan Abdallah, Deputy Governor for Monetary Stability Mr. Rami Aboul Naja, and Deputy Governor for External Affairs Ms. Mannullah Farid attended the meeting. 


The Spokesman for the Presidency, Counselor Ahmed Fahmy, said President El-Sisi welcomed the development of cooperation between Egypt and the African Development Bank, and expressed appreciation for the Bank's role in supporting the development sectors in Africa, particularly in light of the growing economic challenges at the international level. The President also affirmed that Egypt looked forward to continuing and increasing cooperation with the Bank in the coming period in various areas, within the framework of the common strategic goals between the two sides. 

The president of the African Development  Bank lauded Egypt's development experience over the past few years, describing it as a source of great inspiration for African peoples across the continent and adding that the Egyptian people and their political leadership have demonstrated great capacity for rapid advancement and accomplishment of many important achievements. He noted achievements made across many development sectors mainly electricity, water treatment, the development of unplanned residential areas, as illuminating examples and models of development progress benefiting large segments of the population.

Dr. Adesina said he was pleased that Egypt would host the Bank's annual meetings in Sharm El-Sheikh in May. The meeting would focus on encouraging continental economic integration, as well as mechanisms to close the African continent's climate finance gap. President El-Sisi expressed Egypt's full support for the Bank and its annual meetings and affirmed Egypt's constant interest to promote the interests of Africa in all its forms and at all levels.

President El-Sisi Meets UAE Ambassador to Egypt

On April 4, 2023, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met with the Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to Egypt, Mariam Al-Kaabi, in the presence of Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry.


The Spokesman for the Presidency, Counselor Ahmed Fahmy, said President El-Sisi received a letter from the President of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, inviting him to the World Climate Summit (COP28), scheduled to take place in Dubai in December. This is while stressing the interest of the UAE in strengthening cooperation between the two countries and benefiting form Egypt's experience in this field, as Egypt successfully hosted COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh and received global recognition, as well as the positive results achieved in international climate action. 
President El-Sisi asked for his greetings to be conveyed to Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, stressing Egypt's confidence in the UAE's leadership of the upcoming climate summit, in light of the outstanding Emirati capabilities. The President also confirmed mutual interest in maximizing cooperation and transferring Egypt's expertise to ensure a positive outcome for the summit in the interest of supporting international climate action and taking into account the relevant concerns of developing and African countries.

President El-Sisi Meets with Yemeni Presidential Leadership Council President

On April 26, 2023, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met with Yemeni Presidential Leadership Council (PLC) President, Dr. Rashad al-Alimi.


The Spokesman for the Presidency, Counselor Ahmed Fahmy, stated that during the meeting Dr. al-Alimi informed President El-Sisi of the developments in Yemen and the ongoing efforts to reach a political solution to the Yemeni crisis. The PLC President affirmed his country's appreciation for the unwavering Egyptian position in support of the Yemeni people and the efforts to reach a political settlement that would restore security and stability in the country and alleviate the humanitarian crises.

President El-Sisi stressed the strong historical relations between the two fraternal countries. His Excellency also affirmed Egypt's firm position on upholding the unity of the Yemeni State and the integrity of its national institutions, and encouraging all efforts to find a comprehensive and sustainable political solution in order to preserve the unity of the country and the coherence of its legitimate institutions.

President El-Sisi Receives the Federal Chancellor of the Republic of Austria

On April  27, 2023, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi received Federal Chancellor of the Republic of Austria, Karl Nehammer at Al-Ittihadiya Palace.


 The Spokesman for the Presidency stated that closed talks were held followed by expanded discussions that included the delegations of the two countries, where the most important areas of joint bilateral cooperation between Egypt and Austria were tackled, including the fields of transport, manufacturing and renewable energy. Moreover, regional and international files and issues of mutual interest on top of which are the situation in Sudan, the Palestinian cause, the file of the Renaissance Dam, the Russian-Ukrainian crisis, and the global crisis of the high cost of living, food and energy were discussed. The meeting also tackled ways to enhance cooperation in the fields of combating terrorism and illegal immigration. In this regard, Egypt's efforts were praised.

The Spokesman for the Presidency added that the Austrian Chancellor handed President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi an official invitation to visit Austria to further strengthen the distinguished relations between the two countries at various levels. The President accepted the invitation to visit Austria at a date to be determined.

After the end of the talks, a joint press conference was held between the two sides.

President El-Sisi Meets Japan’s Prime Minister at Al-Ittihadiya Palace

On April 30, 2023, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi received Prime Minister of Japan, Mr. Fumio Kishida, at Al-Ittihadiya Palace.


Spokesman for the Presidency, Counsellor Ahmad Fahmy, said that at the summit talks there was an agreement on promoting relations between Egypt and Japan to the level of strategic partnership, as a culmination of an extended process of the historical relations between the two friendly countries.

The two sides focused on ways to foster closer bilateral cooperation between the two countries, particularly in the fields of investment, trade, education, health, information technology, transport, and renewable energy, as well as the Grand Egyptian Museum, which is a milestone in the fruitful development cooperation between the two countries.

The talks also touched on ongoing efforts to preserve and consolidate peace and security at the international level. The two sides exchanged views on a multitude of issues, including the Russian-Ukrainian crisis, efforts to prevent the proliferation of nuclear weapons, strengthening multilateral diplomatic action and reforming the United Nations and the Security Council’s system.

The discussions also covered developments in a number of regional issues, particularly the Palestinian cause and the Renaissance Dam.

On Sudan, the two sides were aligned with regard to the need to achieve and firm-up the ceasefire, push forward efforts toward political dialogue and complete the transitional phase. The Japanese Prime Minister valued Egypt's assistance in evacuating Japanese nationals from Sudan, and expressed sincere condolences to the government and people of Egypt over the death of the member of the Egyptian diplomatic mission in Khartoum, who was martyred in the course of his duty.

After their talks, the two leaders witnessed the signing ceremony of a number of memoranda of understanding ( MoUs) and agreements between Egypt and Japan in the sectors of communications and information technology, legal and judicial affairs, Cairo Metro Line 4- Phase 1, as well as the partnership between the Ministry of International Cooperation and Japan Bank for International Cooperation. The signing ceremony was followed by a joint press conference.

The president’s speeches

President El-Sisi’s Speech at the Joint Press Conference with the President of Cyprus


“In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful”

 

Your Excellency, President Nikos Christodoulides,

President of the Republic of Cyprus

 

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Allow me to express my immense pleasure for receiving you in Cairo today and for welcoming your first visit to Egypt as President of the friendly Republic of Cyprus. I would also like to express my great appreciation for having Egypt as your first regional destination, after your election as President of your country, demonstrating our joint commitment to the outstanding relations the two countries and their friendly peoples share.

And allow me, your Excellency, to laud your valued contributions, over the past years, to consolidating the joint cooperation and the strategic partnership between our countries through the various posts you previously held. I would not miss the chance to commend the valued contributions of former President of Cyprus, Nicos Anastasiades, to solidifying the bonds of friendship between our countries and his genuine efforts in this regard over the past ten years.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Emanating from our commitment to strengthening our bilateral partnership, I reviewed with His Excellency, the Cypriot President, the various trajectories of bilateral cooperation between the two countries. We agreed on the importance of a good preparation for the second round of The Egyptian–Cypriot Joint Higher Committee in order to achieve a significant leap in all aspects of our bilateral cooperation, primarily in the sector of energy, including the electricity interconnection project and the transmission of natural gas from Cyprus to two liquefaction plants in Egypt. This is, in addition to cooperation within new frameworks, including renewable and clean energy projects, increasing trade exchange, enhancing cooperation in all development and economic fields, and furthering the outstanding military relations.

I also agreed with His Excellency, the President of Cyprus, on advancing the close coordination, at the political level, on all issues of mutual interest. In this regard, I confirmed to His Excellency, the Cypriot President, the fundamental constants of Egypt's vision regarding the importance of achieving security and stability in the East Mediterranean region, by stressing the commitment of all States to the respect of international law and the UN Charter on the Principles of Non-Intervention in the Internal Affairs of other States, and respect of sovereign rights and regional waters of all States in the region.

I also underscored Egypt's unwavering position with regard to the Cypriot issue, stressing Egypt's support for endeavors to settle it in accordance with the relevant resolutions of international legitimacy and Security Council resolutions, and reiterating rejection of unilateral steps by any party, aimed at creating new facts on the ground in violation of Security Council resolutions.

Our meeting today was also a favorable opportunity to underline our appreciation of the tripartite partnership between Egypt, Cyprus and Greece and of the Tripartite Cooperation Mechanism between the three countries that represents a model to be emulated across all levels. Therefore, we agreed on the importance of a proper preparation for the upcoming Tripartite Cooperation Mechanism Summit, which Egypt will be pleased to host this year.

Regional issues of common concern were also addressed in our meeting today. We agreed on the significance of holding elections in Libya at the earliest time and emphasized the importance of the departure of all foreign forces and mercenaries from Libyan territory, in consistence with Libya's restoration of sovereignty, territorial integrity and stability.

On the Palestinian issue, I highlighted to His Excellency, the President of Cyprus, the need for concerted international efforts to avoid the escalation of violence, halt settlements, push forward efforts toward a final settlement for the sake of achieving peace and establishing an independent Palestinian State, in accordance with the resolutions of international legitimacy and on the basis of the two-state solution.

I also briefed His Excellency, the Cypriot President, on our continuing endeavors to achieve a just settlement for the Renaissance Dam issue and on our ongoing efforts to reach a legally-binding agreement on the filling and operation of the dam, in order to achieve the aspirations of all peoples for development, side by side, while preserving Egypt's unalienable water security.

Your Excellency the President,

Allow me, once again, to welcome you in Cairo, and express hope for the coming period to witness greater cooperation and coordination between Egypt and Cyprus, so as to realize prosperity and progress for our two friendly peoples, and to generate further momentum in our strategic partnership and the traditional friendship the two countries and their peoples share.

Thank you.

President El-Sisi’s Speech on the World Health Organization’s 75th Anniversary

“In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful”

Dr. Tedros Adhanom

Director-General of World Health Organization

It gives me pleasure to join you today in celebrations, marking the 75th Anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organization.

The celebration this year comes after difficult times the world has gone through, under the weight of the Coronavirus pandemic.

These were the times that proved that health security will never be achieved through isolated individual action, but rather requires coordinated and collective efforts.

Therefore, I call on the leaders of the world to work diligently toward investing in health, as one of the major priorities at the international level.

History attests to a track record of fruitful cooperation between Egypt and the World Health Organization.

Egypt was honored, since the middle of the last century, to host the Headquarters of the WHO’s Regional Office, which supports healthcare activities for more than 500 million citizens in 22 states in the Eastern Mediterranean.

I would also like to highlight the cooperation between Egypt and the organization in the elimination of Hepatitis C virus in Egypt, within the framework of the “100 Million Health” initiative, which the WHO considered as an unprecedented initiative, in terms of its massive scale and the quality and speed of its implementation.

This leading initiative expanded to include a number of African and Asian countries, thus invigorating Egypt’s role and responsibilities toward the international community.

These and other efforts represent a clear example of our deep belief in the importance of health solidarity, and of our full commitment to enhancing and protecting public health, and promoting the principles of equality and justice that achieve, for all humanity, sustainable health security.

Thank you

May Allah’s peace and blessings be upon you.

President El-Sisi Speech at MEF via Video Conference


In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful"

Your Excellency President Joe Biden,
President of the United States of America, 

Your Excellencies, Heads of State and Government, 

At the outset, I would like to extend gratitude to His Excellency, President Joseph Biden, for his invitation to this summit, the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate Change. This summit’s agenda reflects a number of elements included in Sharm El-Sheikh Implementation Plan, which was adopted at the World Climate Summit, Cop27, in Egypt. It aimed at achieving the required balance, between raising ambition and achieving implementation, while demanding the adoption of concrete measures, primarily expanding the proportion of renewable energy, and accelerating the pace of reducing methane emissions.

In this context, I stress the importance of the availability of the means of implementation, particularly through the fulfilment of the developed countries’ commitments. This is because the success of the international community in confronting climate change depends, to a large extent, on providing appropriate and sufficient financing to support the implementation of programs and projects to reduce emissions and adaptation. This shall take into consideration the repercussions of the international financial situation on developing countries and the serious handling of the issue of losses and damages resulting from climate change. The Egyptian Chairmanship of Cop27 takes pride on coming up with a decision, for the first time, in this regard and hopes to achieve the desired progress in this respect before the next summit, including the establishment and financing of a special fund for losses and damages, thus enhancing confidence between the parties to the climate change agreement.

Ladies and gentlemen, 
Let me share with you some of our efforts, at the national level, that align with the areas introduced in this forum:

First: With regard to the expansion of renewable energy, the government is in the process of finalizing the required procedures to ensure the provision of the necessary financing to allow achieving Egypt's goal of reaching 42% of renewable energy sources by 2030.

Second: Egypt seeks to expedite the implementation of Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) related to hydrogen production in order to become a hub for the production of clean energy and reduce the carbon footprint of the energy-intensive industry sector.

Third: We are implementing several ambitious transport projects that are compatible with the environment. We have completed the first phase of the light electric train and projects for sustainable transport are about to be completed in major cities. Moreover, the network of EV charging stations are being expanded to encourage shifting toward the use of electric vehicles.

Fourth: The government is implementing projects to improve energy efficiency in various sectors and government buildings to reduce the carbon footprint of those sectors.

Fifth: The Egyptian House of Representatives, this month, gave its approval for Egypt to join the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol, and the government is developing a plan for the gradual reduction of hydrofluorocarbon in both production and consumption.

Sixth: Egypt joined the methane pledge in the petroleum and gas sector. The Ministry of Petroleum prepared a list of projects and an action plan to reduce methane emissions. Consultations with partners are held to discuss financing them. 

Ladies and gentlemen,
Given the climate challenges facing the international community, Egypt considers it necessary to build on the current momentum to address the existential challenge associated with climate change. It hopes that our next summit, in the United Arab Emirates, would be a successful summit by all accounts. This shall help achieving the goal of maintaining our planet's average temperature, as stated in the Paris Agreement, and working toward attaining the goal of one and a half degrees, which contributes to accelerating the required economic and development transformation, allows the mobilization of financial and technical support, and promotes innovation to achieve the desired goals.

In this context, Egypt looks forward to joining the Forest and Climate Initiative, launched on the sidelines of the Sharm El-Sheikh Conference, as well as the Carbon Management Challenge, to be launched at COP28. This is, in addition to participating in the development of the international financial institutions in order to contribute to the achievement of the three objectives set out in the Sharm El-Sheikh Plan of Implementation. Those are to increase the amount of funding available to developing countries, facilitate access to financing and adopt concessional financing instruments that are compatible with the conditions of developing countries, while preserving those institutions' main goal of eradicating poverty and achieving sustainable development.

Egypt also agrees with the need to accelerate the transition to emission neutrality in a number of sectors, including the maritime transport sector, as well as the energy sector, both by expanding renewable energy and shifting toward zero-emission fuels, such as hydrogen.

In conclusion, I would like to reaffirm Egypt's commitment, as Chair of the current session of the Summit on Climate Change and as an active State in climate change negotiations, to advance an ambitious and balanced agenda based on the implementation of scientific recommendations and the promotion of the just, appropriate and expeditious implementation of commitments on the ground.

Thank you.

President El-Sisi’s Speech at the 41st Anniversary of Sinai Liberation


“In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful”

The great people of Egypt,

I address you today on a commemoration that is dear and precious to the hearts of every Egyptian and Arab, the 41st anniversary of the liberation of dear Sinai, the cradle of divine messages and the pathway of the prophets. It is this sacred spot in the homeland that is bursting with the blessings and mercy of Allah Almighty, with the ray of divine light, that was manifested on its blessed land, exalting its sublimity, appreciation and pride.
Precious Sinai is the title of a long history of struggle by the great Egyptian people. Historically, it has always been coveted by invaders, was always the center of interest of the aspirants and greedy and also the primary target of the fiercest and most ferocious wave of terrorism that passed on Egypt in its entire history.

Brothers and Sisters,
The 25th of April of every year will always be a commemorative day in the history of our nation, representing an outcome, which we pride ourselves on, of the glorious October war and the long path of peace and diplomacy, embodying the will of people who refused to live in the shadow of brokenness.
The liberation of Sinai was a liberation of Egyptian dignity, and a triumph of the solidity and robustness of willpower and endurance, and of sound planning, preparation and execution.
On this day, we extend salutation of appreciation and esteem in the name of Egypt and its people to late President Mohamed Anwar Al-Sadat, the hero of war and peace, who made the hardest decisions on the most critical and acute moments and the darkest days, and Allah Almighty granted him success to restore the land and the dignity and embark on the path of peace and development.
And Sinai is back, to encounter a tough and unprecedented test, with terrorists and takfiris flocking from every corner, aiming to separate it from the homeland by spreading terror and terrorism, with the illusion that they can terrorize Egypt’s army and police. They ignored the fact that this great army and courageous police are vigorous fighters, fearless of death for the sake of Allah and the homeland, backed by great people who have always been patient and solid, fighting and winning.
Generations will talk for long years to come, with pride, about the sacrifices and heroism shown by the men of the Armed Forces and the Police during the war on terrorism in the past ten years.

The great people of Egypt,
The liberation of Sinai from occupation, terrorism, and every evil that befalls it or any part of Egypt’s eternal land is a pledge and a promise that we keep for which we continue working in order to strengthen and protect it.
By extension, we have embarked on a battle for the development of Sinai, which requires huge efforts, sincere intentions, and patience to work. This is to provide Sinai with a new reality, befitting it and the sacrifices of all Egyptians in Sinai and in every part of the homeland.

Brothers and sisters,
As we celebrate today the Liberation Day of Sinai, we extend our salutations and gratitude to the souls of the immortal martyrs of Egypt, who sacrificed their lives for the sake of the homeland, and to the injured, who sacrificed their bodies and health, without a second thought.
We say to them and their families: "Our generation and future generations pledge to protect what you have achieved, with vigilance and attention, constant readiness, and more work, development, and progress”.
In conclusion, I say to you: “Egypt is on its path, God willing, toward prosperity, peace and development, for the benefit of its people, and all peoples of humanity”.

May goodness and safety prevail in Egypt.
Long live Egypt, long live Egypt, long live Egypt, always and forever.
May the peace, mercy and blessings of Allah be upon you.

President El-Sisi's Speech at Joint Press Conference with Federal Chancellor of Austria


“In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful”

Your Excellency, Mr. Karl Nehammer,

The Federal Chancellor of the Republic of Austria

Ladies and gentlemen,

Allow me, at the outset, to welcome you and your accompanying delegation on your first official visit to Egypt, and to express Egypt’s sincere appreciation of its good relations with Austria, which it highly values. These relations have always been based on the principles of mutual respect, genuine endeavors to extend bridges of friendship, and a joint commitment to strengthening our political, economic and cultural bonds.  

Ladies and gentlemen,

Today, I was pleased to hold fruitful and constructive talks with His Excellency, the Austrian Federal Chancellor. Our discussions reflected the two countries’ keenness on and interest to explore ways to bolster our bilateral partnership across various tracks, and foster closer cooperation in a multitude of vital sectors, primarily the sectors of transport, manufacturing, renewable energy and hydrogen.

We aim to achieve a remarkable growth in the volume of trade between the two countries and attract more Austrian investments into Egypt, which is traditionally considered one of Austria’s key trade and investment partners in the Middle East and Africa, a status that Egypt highly appreciates. I agreed with His Excellency, the Austrian Federal Chancellor, to work together in the coming period to consolidate and further advance our cooperation, to reflect the outstanding political relations between the two countries.

Ladies and gentlemen,

My meeting with Chancellor Nehammer today was a good opportunity for consultation and coordination on a number of international and regional issues of mutual interest. Our visions were aligned regarding the importance of these fruitful and constant consultations and coordination between us, as partners and friends, to address the numerous and unprecedented challenges facing the international community.

In this regard, we tackled the ongoing Russian-Ukrainian crisis and its negative repercussions on international peace and security and the stability of global energy and food security. Least Developed Countries suffered, and are still suffering, from the repercussions of this crisis, which added to the already heavy burden they are enduring as they seek to achieve the requirements of economic progress and sustainable development.

I made it clear to Chancellor Nehammer that in its contacts Egypt, based on its adherence to the importance of achieving international peace and security, continues to urge all parties to the crisis to prevail the language of dialogue and to reach a peaceful settlement to end the conflict at the earliest opportunity.

I was also keen, during today's talks, to outline Egypt's vision regarding a number of important regional files and its efforts to address the causes of instability in our region. We discussed developments in the Libyan scene, the Palestinian issue, the Renaissance Dam issue, as well as the latest developments in Sudan. In this regard, Egypt's keenness to restore stability there and preserve the capabilities of its brotherly people was emphasized.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

I listened with interest today to Chancellor Nehammer’s vision on the common challenge posed by the phenomenon of illegal immigration. Together, we agreed to intensify dialogue between our two countries to reach a future framework for cooperation between us in the immigration file from a comprehensive perspective, that addresses the economic, developmental and social roots of this phenomenon and seeks to make best use of legal immigration pathways.

In this regard, I explained to the Federal Chancellor the scale of Egypt's efforts to host 9 million guests, living on its land and enjoying all basic services available to Egyptian citizens, without discrimination or distinction.

As part of our open dialogue with our partners, I was keen on informing the Federal Chancellor on the serious and persistent steps taken by the Egyptian State, with regard to human rights, from a comprehensive perspective and an integrated approach. This approach aims to enable the Egyptian citizen to exercise all his political, economic and social rights, as stipulated in the Egyptian Constitution, through the National Human Rights Strategy, which is implemented by the State along several axes. I stressed Egypt's constant readiness to engage in dialogue and constructive cooperation with its partners on this important file.

I also briefed the Austrian side on the great success achieved by Egypt’s government and people in addressing the phenomenon of terrorism and extremism over the past years, with major sacrifices made by the Egyptians and with a comprehensive vision, covering all the dimensions and causes of that abhorrent phenomenon.

Your Excellency, the Federal Chancellor,

In conclusion, I once again welcome you and your accompanying delegation as dear guests to the Egyptian people. I look forward for the forthcoming period to witness further cooperation and coordination between Egypt and Austria, in order to achieve security and prosperity for our two friendly peoples and to promote our bilateral relations toward broader prospects and excellence.

Thank you.

President El-Sisi’s Speech at Joint Press Conference with Japan’s Prime Minister


 "In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful" 

 Your Excellency Mr. Fumio Kishida,

Prime Minister of Japan

Ladies and gentlemen, 

Allow me, at the outset, to welcome Mr. Fumio Kishida, the Prime Minister of Japan and his accompanying delegation as dear guests of Egypt, at the start of His Excellency the Prime Minister’s tour in a number of countries in the African continent; the tour that is taking place before the G7 Hiroshima Summit that will be hosted in the Japanese city next month, under the chairmanship of Japan. His Excellency, the Prime Minister’s visit is also his first to Egypt since assuming his post, thus reflecting mutual interest, between Egypt and Japan, to build on their historical friendship relations, at both the official and popular levels.

I would like to emphasize Egypt’s immense appreciation for Japan’s sincere engagement in and contributions to the development process and national projects in Egypt, including the Grand Egyptian Museum, which is considered the world’s largest archeological museum, displaying artifacts dedicated to one civilization. We look forward for His Excellency, the Prime Minister of Japan, to be with us at its inauguration. Other projects include the Egyptian-Japanese schools project, due to see the light in September 2028, which envisages the application in Egyptian schools of Tokkatsu, the Japanese Educational Model of Holistic Education.  This is, in addition to numerous projects, which manifest the friendship between the two countries, including the Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology, E-Just, in Borg Al Arab, which is a successful model of the trilateral cooperation between Japan, Egypt and the African brothers. 

Ladies and gentlemen, 

I reviewed with Mr. Kishida the economic, legislative and structural reforms adopted as part of efforts toward creating a conducive business environment and improving the investment climate in Egypt over the past years. This is, in addition to the incentives and guarantees ensured by the Egyptian law for investors, as well as the promising investment opportunities offered in Egypt in various fields. I invited the government of Japan to encourage Japanese companies to inject more investments into Egypt. 

I exchanged views with the Prime Minister of Japan on a number of issues of mutual interest.

Our discussions were positive and constructive, and we reviewed challenges on the international scene today, primarily the enormous economic repercussions of the Ukrainian crisis on developing countries, which exceeded those caused by the Coronavirus pandemic, in terms of the rise in inflation rates and energy and food prices, in addition to expectations of a slowdown in growth rates. I confirmed to the Prime Minister of Japan our aspirations for the development partners, particularly Japan being a leading country in its contributions to international development and in its capacity as current Chair of the Group of Seven Industrialized Countries, the G7, to work on giving these urgent economic challenges the same attention as the political and security aspects of the Ukrainian crisis. We hope a settlement will be reached through exploring ways to mitigate the exceptional challenges facing a number of developing countries.

I discussed with my dear guest a multitude of regional issues of common concern, particularly the Palestinian issue, the situation in Libya and developments in Sudan, which occupied an important part of our talks. I emphasized to His Excellency, the Prime Minister, Egypt’s vision that is based on the need for an immediate, permanent and comprehensive ceasefire in Sudan, and the importance for any external party to refrain from interfering in the crisis, which is a purely Sudanese matter, confirming that this will facilitate defusing the conflict and preventing its exacerbation.

Ladies and gentlemen,

It gives me pleasure, at the conclusion, to once again confirm to Mr. Kishida Egypt’s commitment to enhancing and fostering closer cooperation between the two countries as a natural result of their remarkable relations, and underscore my confidence in the reciprocal commitment of the State of Japan. His presence with us today is a clear testimony to that. Once again, I would like to welcome His Excellency and his accompanying delegation as dear guests of Egypt, wishing them a pleasant stay on its land.

 

Thank you.

Foreign visits

President El-Sisi Meets Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince and Prime Minister Prince Mohammed bin Salman


On April 3, 2022, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi visited Jeddah, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, where he met with his brother Crown Prince and Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

Spokesman for the Presidency, Counselor Ahmad Fahmy, said the two leaders lauded the remarkable, solid and historical relations between the two countries across all levels. President El-Sisi and HRH Prince Mohammed bin Salman underscored the importance of the visit in further advancing these fraternal relations and reiterated mutual commitment to forging closer joint cooperation in all areas for the benefit of the two peoples. They also emphasized commitment to continuing coordination and consultations on regional and international issues and developments.

Phone Calls

On April 4, 2023, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi spoke with Vice President of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Ruler of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Ruler of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Tahnoun bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed Al Nahyan.
The Spokesman for the Presidency, Counselor Ahmed Fahmy, said the President extended his congratulations on the occasion of the new leadership appointments in the UAE. President El-Sisi wished the new leaders success in carrying out their duties and serving their country under the leadership of the President of the United Arab Emirates, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, as well as achieving advancement and progress for their people.

On April 5, 2022, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi received a phone call from the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr. António Guterres. 

The Spokesman for the Presidency, Counselor Ahmed Fahmy, said the call tackled the developments in Sudan. The President expressed Egypt's deep concern about the developments in Sudan, following the ongoing clashes. The President emphasized the gravity of the negative repercussions of these developments on the stability of Sudan that is going through a critical historical moment, which requires the utmost wisdom and self-restraint, and called on the Sudanese parties to prioritise dialogue and national consensus and to uphold the supreme interests of the Sudanese people.

Mr. Guterres affirmed his keenness to communicate with the President in light of Egypt's active and pivotal role in maintaining security and stability in the region, especially supporting the transitional path in Sudan. He called on all Sudanese parties to stop hostilities, restore calm, and start dialogue to resolve the current crisis. He noted that the escalation of the fighting will have catastrophic effects on civilians and exacerbate the dire humanitarian situation in the country.

On April 16, 2023, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi received a phone call from President of the Republic of South Sudan, Salva Kiir.

Spokesman for the Presidency, Counselor Ahmad Fahmy, said the call focused on the latest developments in Sudan, in light of the historical bonds and outstanding fraternal relations between the three countries, as well as the role of Egypt and South Sudan in supporting Sudan’s stability and safety. The two Presidents underscored the gravity of the current situation and the ongoing military clashes, reiterating full support for the brotherly Sudanese people and their aspirations for achieving security, stability and peace.

President El-Sisi and President Kiir called for an immediate cease-fire in Sudan, urging all parties to calm down, let the voice of wisdom and peaceful dialogue prevail, and uphold the supreme interest of the Sudanese people. They expressed Egypt and South Sudan’s readiness to mediate between the Sudanese parties, as the escalation of violence will only lead to more deterioration of the situation, which could spiral out of control. The two Presidents emphasized that solidifying security and stability is the key guarantor for completing the trajectory of political transition and realizing construction and development in Sudan.

On April 19, 2023, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi received a phone call from Sultan of Oman, His Majesty Sultan Haitham Bin Tarik.

Spokesman for the Presidency, Counselor Ahmad Fahmy, said the two leaders exchanged greetings on the occasion of Eid El Fitr, wishing the Egyptian and Omani peoples many happy returns. They prayed Allah Almighty to bestow welfare, blessings and prosperity upon the two peoples, and grant the peoples of the Islamic and Arab nations security, stability and prosperity.

On April 23, 2023, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi received a phone call from the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Rishi Sunak.

Spokesman for the Presidency Counselor Ahmed Fahmy said the call touched on developments of the Sudanese crisis and coordination of efforts between the two countries in this regard. The British prime minister noted Egypt's essential role in maintaining peace and security at the regional level, in addition to being one of the most important and active neighboring countries of Sudan, where the current crisis represents a serious challenge to stability in the entire region.

President El-Sisi and Prime Minister Sunak expressed deep concern over the escalation of violence and fighting in Sudan, which expose civilians to great and growing risks, while addressing efforts to evacuate the nationals of the two countries from Sudan.

President El-Sisi also reviewed Egypt's efforts to encourage all parties to reach a ceasefire and put an end to the suffering of the Sudanese people, stressing the need to positively deal with all efforts to reach calm and activate dialogue and the political track, with the aim of sparing Sudan the catastrophic consequences of this conflict on its stability and capabilities.

On April 26, 2023, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi received a call from the President of the European Council, Mr. Charles Michel.

The Spokesman for the Presidency, Counselor Ahmad Fahmy, stated that the call discussed a number of regional and international files and issues of mutual interest between Egypt and the European Union. Foremost among these issues are the developments in the situation in Sudan. The President of the European Council expressed deep concern about the deteriorating political, security and humanitarian situation there and its impact on civilians and foreign communities. In this regard, he pointed to the importance of the role played by Egypt to advance efforts to reach a cease-fire and calm the situation in Sudan.

President El-Sisi affirmed Egypt’s support for the fraternal Sudanese people in the crisis they are facing. His Excellency also presented the latest efforts made by Egypt to help de-escalate the situation and achieve a comprehensive and lasting ceasefire and its calls in this regard with the involved parties at all international and regional levels. The President stressed the importance of intensifying efforts to activate the political path and peaceful dialogue so as to restore stability and security and protect the fraternal Sudanese people.

Telegrams

On April, 2023, President El-Sisi Expresses Pleasure to be among Armed Forces Fighters in East of Suez Canal

On the anniversary of the 10th of Ramadan victory, the day victory was achieved to our dear Egypt after the army and people united in a brilliant scene, I am pleased to be among my sons, fighters of the Armed Forces, in the East of Suez Canal on the precious land of Sinai. I am proud of their competence and high combat readiness.

On April 3, 2023, President El-Sisi Expresses Pleasure at Meeting HRH Prince Mohammed Bin Salman

It was a pleasure to meet my brother HRH Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. I express my gratitude and appreciation for the warm reception and hospitality. I also affirm the deep, strong bilateral relations between Egypt and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, looking forward to developing and strengthening them in all fields in a way that achieves the common interests of our two countries and the great aspirations of our peoples.

On April 9, 2023, President El-Sisi Expresses Pleasure at Visiting Nasr City 1st Police Station

I was pleased to visit Nasr City 1st Police Station. I felt proud to see the disciple and commitment of the officers and personnel of the police station. A tribute to the Egyptian policemen, who are exerting utmost efforts to serve the citizens and maintain the security and stability of the homeland.

On April 25, 2023, President El-Sisi Congratulates Egyptians on Sinai Liberation Day

I extend congratulations to the great Egyptian people on the occasion of Sinai Liberation Day. This is the day of national dignity, when Egypt restored its full legitimate rights on its national lands.

I salute this people who made the greatest sacrifices, the martyrs whose blood watered the land of Sinai, and our brave Armed Forces who fought the most honorable battles to restore the homeland’s prestige and dignity.
With pride and respect, I also salute late President Anwar Al-Sadat who embodied, with the decisions of war and peace, Egypt’s longstanding values of justice, security, and peace.

Many happy returns.





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