President El-Sisi visit to Mozambique
Friday، 09 June 2023 - 04:00 PM
President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi arrived, 9-6-2023, in Maputo, at the start of his visit to Mozambique, where he held talks with President of Mozambique Filipe Nyusi at the Presidential Palace.
The Mozambican President welcomed the historic visit by President El-Sisi, confirming that his country highly valued this visit, which is the first ever by an Egyptian President to Maputo. He valued President El-Sisi’s current tour to a number of African countries, which reflected Egypt’s profound interest in Africa and its commitment to supporting its brothers in the continent.
The Mozambican President underscored the firmness of the bilateral relations and the longstanding bonds between Egypt and Mozambique, noting that his country is looking forward to reinforcing relations between the two countries, particularly at the economic level. He stated that this comes in light of Mozambique’s keenness on encouraging Egyptian investments in his country, and emphasized that his government is committed to providing all facilitations necessary to Egyptian companies and to eliminating any obstacles they might encounter in their business in Mozambique.
President El-Sisi highlighted the wide prospects for promoting the level of economic cooperation between Egypt and Mozambique, underlining the need to work toward further advancing trade exchange between the two countries to be commensurate with the outstanding bilateral relations between them. The President reiterated a mutual commitment to boosting the presence of Egyptian companies operating in Mozambique and encouraging new ones to invest there, particularly in the fields of infrastructure, agriculture, fisheries and health, in addition to continuing to provide support and capacity-building to the brothers in Mozambique in the various civilian and military areas.
The talks between the two Presidents saw an alignment in views with regard to a number of regional issues of mutual concern, notably the Sudanese crisis. They agreed on the need to hold intensive political consultations and coordination between the two countries during the coming period on urgent dossiers on the African scene. Those include developments in the various conflict zones in Africa and the negative repercussions of the ongoing global crises on efforts to push forward development processes in African countries, particularly in light of Mozambique’s election to the membership in the UN Security Council for the period 2023-2024.
The meeting also explored ways to strengthen cooperation between Egypt and Mozambique in the area of combating terrorism and extremism ideology in Africa to help achieve the security and stability necessary for development, particularly in the Eastern and Southern Africa regions on the security level and information sharing. The President of Mozambique lauded the role of the revered Egyptian religious institutions in combating extremist ideology and in disseminating the moderate approaches of moderate Islam to the world countries, including Mozambique.
President Abdel Fattah El Sisi returned home, 9-6-2023, after an African tour that took him to Angola, Zambia and Mozambique.
The tour reflects Egypt’s keenness on fostering cooperation with all African states.
The president participated in the 22nd Summit of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) that was held in Lusaka. Egypt handed over the presidency of the bloc to Zambia during the summit.
During the tour, Sisi met with the leaders of Angola, Zambia and Mozambique, as well as Kenya and Malawi on the sidelines of the COMESA summit.
The talks focused on means of boosting economic cooperation, joint investments, trade exchange and transferring expertise in various fields. They also discussed a number of African and international issues of mutual interest.