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President’s activities during August 2023

Tuesday، 05 September 2023 - 01:02 PM

Meetings with government officials

On August 1, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met with Prime Minister Dr. Mostafa Madbouly, Minister of Health and Population Dr. Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, Presidential Advisor for Health and Prevention Affairs Dr. Mohamed Awad Tag El-Din and Head of the Armed Forces Engineering Authority Major General Ahmad Al-Azazi.

The meeting reviewed the development of the health system throughout the country. The President was briefed on the status of the implementation of national projects in the health sector and the timeline for the completion of each project, including the Dar El- Salam General Hospital development project "Hermel", in cooperation with the world's most prestigious medical institutions in the fight against cancer to become an advanced global center for oncology diagnosis and treatment, as well as a project to develop the Nasser Institute into an integrated medical city. This is in addition to efforts to improve the management of central laboratories, the establishment of a new heart institute with global standards to strengthen the role of the National Heart Institute as one of the largest specialized medical edifices for cardiac patients, and the Ministry of Health's efforts to provide intensive care beds and increase their number at the level of all governorates.

The President was also briefed on the status of the comprehensive health insurance system, the completion rates and the number of health services provided under public health initiatives. The total health services provided through all presidential initiatives amounted to more than 145 million services benefiting 90 million citizens.

President El-Sisi gave directives to continue intensified work to develop Egypt's health system and offer health initiative services throughout the country, while increasing the rates of service delivery in the neediest villages and hamlets, stressing that according attention to the health of the Egyptian citizen is a top priority for the State, in full cooperation with the local and foreign private sector in order to provide the necessary resources to improve the health service and achieve the financial and operational sustainability for the new projects.

On August 2, 2023, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met with Minister of Social Solidarity, Ms. Nivine El-Kabbag.

The meeting followed-up on the State’s efforts to promote traditional crafts and handmade products across Egypt. President El-Sisi gave directives to continue supporting owners of traditional crafts to maintain and develop them, as part of the State’s strategy to support owners of small and micro projects as they play an effective role in the social and economic growth. This is in addition to the important contribution of traditional crafts in reserving Egypt’s national identity, culture and heritage. The President also directed the application of the highest standards of quality for craft industries, in accordance with national and international measurements, while ensuring innovation and the combination of authenticity and contemporaneity, taking into account the operation of capital in effective ways for the preservation of the national heritage, and the promotion of human and sustainable development.

The meeting also discussed the experience of community leaders in the field of enhancing awareness of women, families and society through the development efforts carried out by the mechanism of community leaders on several axes related to services and awareness, in addition to coordination with civil societies and local leaders. The President gave directives to continue efforts to monitor and solve common societal problems on the ground and to develop the best ways to implement appropriate solutions.

On August 6, 2023, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met with Prime Minister, Dr. Mostafa Madbouly, Governor of the Central Bank, Mr. Hassan Abdullah, Director of the Egyptian General Intelligence Service, Major General Abbas Kamel, Minister of Planning and Economic Development, Dr. Hala Elsaid, Minister of International Cooperation, Dr. Rania Al-Mashat, Minister of Finance, Dr. Mohamed Maait and President's Advisor for Financial Affairs, Major General Mohammed Amin.

The meeting discussed Egypt’s economic indicators and the latest developments in the global economic situation, in light of the challenges prevailing at the international level which impose economic consequences on various economies worldwide, including Egypt. In this regard, serious measures taken during the last period which aim at improving the macroeconomic indicators and attract investments were presented. President El-Sisi was also briefed on the main economic objectives during the next phase and cooperation efforts with the various international financial institutions to continue the implementation of the economic reform process.

During the meeting, the President stressed that every effort should be made to reduce the impact of the crisis on citizens and absorb inflationary pressures, while continuing to implement structural reforms and maximizing the role of the private sector, particularly by eliminating bureaucratic constraints, and achieving the principle of competitive neutrality. This would help create an attractive climate for more domestic and foreign investments and promote the development gains achieved in various fields, thereby supporting the national economy and raising citizens' income levels.

On August 9, 2023, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met with Presidential Advisor for Financial Affairs, Major General Mohammed Amin.

The meeting discussed Tahya Misr fund’s role in social and development work. The Fund's total contributions over the past period, and the services it provides to citizens across Egypt, were presented. In this regard, many of the Fund's activities were mentioned, such as the support provided for the most vulnerable families, the orphans and the people with special abilities. This is in addition to the organization of social protection convoys in cooperation with civil society associations and institutions and the provision of food, clothing and living supplies to the beneficiaries.

President El-Sisi gave directives to further strengthen the role of Tahya Misr Fund to complement the State's efforts to achieve inclusive development, support those in need regarding their well-being, improve their standard of living, and enhance their ability to meet societal challenges. This shall be achieved in partnership with government bodies and the development and social support shall reach all the beneficiaries all over Egypt.

On August 10, 2023, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met with Prime Minister Dr. Mostafa Madbouly, Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy Dr. Mohamed Shaker, and Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Eng. Tarek El Molla.

The meeting was held for the President to follow up on efforts that aim at securing the needs of citizens and economic activities with regards to the provision of electricity in a sustainable and stable manner, avoiding recurrence of power outages in the future. In this regard, it was mentioned that the achievements made in the electricity sector during the past few years in terms of huge projects and investments has helped the total production capacity double from about 30 gigawatts to nearly 60 gigawatts, thus enabling the provision of electricity steadily and continuity over the past years throughout the republic whether to meet the needs of citizens or to help development projects spread across the country.

During the meeting, the President followed up on all the measures taken by the government, whether to overcome the crisis or to prevent its recurrence in the future. It was clarified that from the beginning there was full coordination between the Ministries of Electricity and Petroleum to provide the fuel needed to operate the power stations and enable them to continue their work in light of the extremely unprecedented high temperature which requires much larger quantities of fuel to maintain the production capacities of the stations. This comes at a time when the global demand for fuel has increased from many countries of the world in the region and beyond due to the exposure of those countries to the same conditions in a way that exacerbated the problem and led to adopting a temporary policy to reduce loads and rationalize consumption. This shall take place while continuing to obtain the necessary additional fuel and providing the required financial resources for that, taking into account the state subsidy for the large price difference between the cost of purchasing the fuel needed to operate power stations from abroad in foreign currency, and subsidized electricity prices in the local market.

The President stressed during the meeting the state's keenness to address any problems or crises facing citizens, and to solve them on two levels. The first is to deal with emergencies and urgent cases and the second is to tackle root and structural solutions. In this regard, President El-Sisi directed the government to continue the intensive work to contain the current conditions and reduce the burdens on citizens as soon as possible, while strengthening efforts to maximize the return and added value of electricity and energy projects, in a way that provides the required resources to deal with all potential situations, in light of the continuous global fluctuations in political, economic and environmental factors.

The President also directed that national plans be promoted to increase the amount of renewable energy and maximize its value, with the aim of diversifying sources of energy supply, in partnership with the private sector and the oldest global expertise in this field.
On August 12, 2023, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met with Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouly, Minister of Planning and Economic Development Hala El-Said, Minister of Finance Muhammad Maait and Minister of Transport Kamel El-Wazir.

The meeting reviewed the status of the investment plan for transport sector projects nationwide. The President was briefed on the efforts to maintain the national road network, in light of the importance of enhancing the important leap that has been achieved in this field, which resulted in facilitating the movement and transportation of citizens, and achieving great economic returns, in terms of commercial activity and transportation of goods, also in terms of reducing traffic jams, which has huge negative impacts on the economy and citizens, in addition to saving fuel and reducing environmental pollution.
The President was also briefed on the efforts to develop the railway system, the status of developing the first and second lines of the metro in Greater Cairo, in addition to the ongoing work to establish the fourth line of the metro and ongoing efforts to develop the port system nationwide. President El-Sisi held another meeting with the prime minister and minister of transport, during which developments of the intensive efforts to localize the transport and railway industry in Egypt were presented,  partnership with the private sector. These efforts have reached advanced stages within the framework of providing components for means of transportation at the national level. The minister of transport explained that Egypt is on the way to not import railway cars or buses from abroad again, as they are manufactured in Egypt by Egyptian hands.
President El-Sisi gave directives to enhance the comprehensive steps of the state towards the localization of industry and the deepening of local manufacturing, in partnership and cooperation with the private sector and major leading companies in the world, as well as streamlining measures to establish more factories for the manufacture of related components in Egypt to help achieve self-sufficiency locally and save foreign currency, as well as contributing to the implementation of the general strategy of the state by intensifying work to strengthen the national industry in various production fields.
On August 13, 2023, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met with Prime Minister, Dr. Moustafa Madbouly, and Minister of Planning and Economic Development, Dr. Hala El-Said.

During the meeting, President El-Sisi was briefed on the projects and activities of The Sovereign Fund of Egypt (TSFE), which aims to increase and develop the size and scope of investments in Egypt, with a focus on priority sectors for the development and growth of the national economy. Those include digital transformation, health, education, the industry, agriculture, green hydrogen and water desalination.

The meeting reviewed the partnerships the Fund has struck with a number of Arab and international sovereign funds, the Fund’s role in providing joint investment opportunities as well as its investment priorities and the projects targeted in the various sectors during the coming period. It was noted that the Egyptian Fund is among the world’s 50 largest Sovereign Funds, despite its recent establishment in 2018 and the multiple regional and international challenges over the past years.

President El-Sisi gave directives for the Sovereign Fund of Egypt to further strengthen efforts toward leveraging and developing the state’s promising investment opportunities, in a well-studied and sustainable manner with full collaboration with the private sector. This aims to boost the resources of the present and future generations of all Egyptians and build a growing and diverse economic and investment basis, conducive to generating more outstanding jobs for the citizens, increasing income average and raising the standard of living.
On August 13, 2023,  President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met with Prime Minister, Dr. Moustafa Madbouly, and Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Dr. Ayman Ashour. The meeting was also attended by Advisor to the President for Health and Prevention Affairs, Dr. Mohamed Awad Tag El-Din, and Chairman of the Armed Forces Engineering Authority, Major General Ahmed Al-Azzazi.

During the meeting, The President was offered an overview on work progress in the upgrading of Ain Shams University Hospitals area and its transformation into an international medical city in the heart of Cairo, in light of the difficulties and challenges this area has experienced for years, which resulted in lower levels of services being given to the citizens. This was the case before the President’s decision to develop this area and transform it into a high-level medical city, by establishing new and advanced medical and administrative infrastructure, creating an attractive work environment, enhancing the appearance of the public site, eliminating random gatherings, automating the hospitals of the medical city, and deepening digital transformation in their work methods. President El-Sisi gave directives to exert intensive efforts to fully complete this huge and significant national project, and to ensure the sustainability of its operation, maintenance and management at the highest level. This aims to achieve the state’s objective to provide outstanding medical services to all Egyptians in a tangible and sustainable manner, improve the medical scientific research environment and enhance Egypt’s role as a scientific and medical beacon in the region.
The meeting discussed the dossier of higher education and its improvement, which has witnessed significant progress across multiple levels. This included the increase of the number of universities in the past few years from 49 universities in 2014 to 92 universities this year, whether public, private, technological or non-profit universities in addition to branches of foreign universities. In this regard, the President reiterated the importance of this sector in strengthening the connection between Egypt’s young students and new graduates and the rapid and progressive development in sciences, technology and communications of the present time, so that Egyptian students effectively contribute to the process of producing knowledge and to placing Egypt on the regional and international map of higher education and scientific research.
On August 17, 2023,  President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met with Prime Minister Dr. Mostafa Madbouly, Minister of Local Development Major General Hesham Amna, Minister of Higher Education Dr. Ayman Ashour, Governor of Cairo Major General Khaled Abdel Aal, Advisor to the President for Planning Major General Amir Ahmed, Head of the Engineering Authority of the Armed Forces Major General Ahmed El-Azazy, and Assistant Director of road designs in the Armed Forces Engineering Authority Brigadier General Abdel Aziz El-Feki.

The meeting discussed the state’s plan to develop the historic Cairo region, in light of the increasing challenges and problems it faced during the last decades, including the spread of random markets, and the severe damage to buildings and cemeteries from groundwater, and traffic congestion. Due to these challenges, the state of the region has become a serious threat to a vital part of Egypt's history and ancient heritage. Accordingly, this situation requires an integrated vision for comprehensive development, in a way that ends the problems hindering the lives of citizens and preserving the unique historical value of the region.
The President was briefed, during the meeting, on the status of the development of the region, especially with regard to linking the region's sectors with a network of various tourist paths and movement axes, and establishing a network of green spaces. The goal is to revive heritage areas and link archaeological and tourist areas and shrines, with the aim of preserving heritage in the region and promote tourism.
The President was also briefed on the most important obstacles that impede implementation plans. He directed that policies and implementation procedures be harmonized to form an integrated system aimed at developing the urban and historical scope of the region. This shall include the urban upgrading of the surrounding residential areas, stressing the need to preserve the distinctive character of this region and its archaeological and architectural value, in a manner that integrates with development efforts throughout the Egyptian state to achieve the aspirations of Egyptians toward building a strong and advanced country that provides a high quality of life for all citizens.
)n August 20, 2023,  President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met with Prime Minister, Dr. Moustafa Madbouly, Minister of Education and Technical Education, Dr. Reda Hegazy, and Head of the Egyptian Military Academy, Lieutenant General Ashraf Salem Zaher.

The meeting followed-up on efforts to improve the education system in Egypt across its various main aspects, primarily with regard to the teaching staff. The President was briefed on efforts to develop the cadres of teachers, improve their selection and provide the appropriate number of teachers to be consistent with the number of students. This is, in addition to providing them with training, enhancing their instruction skills, and qualifying school principals, in line with the highest technical and personal requirements that shall characterize those assuming this huge responsibility.
The President gave directives to continue to focus on developing the human cadres and the teachers’ system. This comes within the framework of the state’s strategic orientation toward addressing all components of the education system, particularly the human element, and giving it due interest as it is the foundation for character-building and human capital formation. This requires a high-level system for the selection and qualification, based on the criteria of objectivity and impartiality, competence, distinction, seriousness and scientific, personal and psychological excellence, in a way that also strengthens efforts to reform the state’s administrative apparatus and contributes to developing the level of public services delivered to the citizens.
On August 8, 2023, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met with Prime Minister, Dr. Moustafa Madbouly, and CEO of the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Development Agency (MSMEDA), Mr. Basil Rahmi.

The meeting reviewed MSMEDA’s activities to support micro, small and medium enterprises in the various development sectors, notably through effectuating the necessary policies and laws and providing financial and non-financial services, with a view to boosting the ability of the agency-funded enterprises to generate new jobs and enhance entrepreneurship. The meeting also focused on the agency’s involvement in the various national initiatives across the republic, including “The Decent Life” initiative to develop the countryside; the national program for converting cars to run on natural gas fuel; the initiative for supporting the promising and competitive small industrial sectors in the governorates, as well as the initiative for the development of handicrafts and heritage industries.
The President gave directives to continue MSMEDA’s efforts to support and increase the size and scope of micro, small and medium enterprises, in a manner that fulfils the needs of the state’s young entrepreneurs in the private sector and contributes to unleashing their creative and investment potential, with a focus on the industrial and agricultural sectors. This comes within the framework of the comprehensive plan to deepen industrialization in Egypt and boost industrial and agricultural exports. The President also instructed to continue work toward modernizing the agency’s strategy, supporting the digital transformation process, achieving financial inclusion, and relying on the green economy, to be integral with the state’s efforts to develop the Egyptian economy and increase competitiveness.
On August 21, 2023,  President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met with Prime Minister, Dr. Mostafa Madbouly, Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Dr. Amr Talaat, Head of the Armed Forces Financial Affairs Authority, Lieutenant General Ahmed El-Shazly, and Commander of the Signal Department in the Armed Forces, Major General Bakr Al-Bayoumi.

During the meeting, President El-Sisi was briefed on developments in the field of government network project, connecting the state’s administrative apparatus. The network aims to strengthen the ability to circulate government data in a secure, rapid and sophisticated manner, so as to qualify the administrative apparatus to upgrade all government services delivered to the citizens. The President was also updated on efforts to improve mobile phone services and boost the Internet's infrastructure to accommodate intensive usage and development requirements during the current and future phases.
President El-Sisi held a separate meeting with Dr. Madbouly and Dr. Talaat, to follow-up on work progress in a number of projects in the communications and information technology sector. This includes the implementation of the "Digital Egypt" initiative, which aims to promote the government’s performance by providing the latest digital services to the citizens nationwide, and efforts to upgrade the design and manufacture of electronics in Egypt, by deepening the local manufacturing of devices and the design of electronic circuits. The meeting also discussed progress in efforts towards capacity-building of human resources and training them in digital skills, so as to capitalize on Egypt's competitive advantages as a promising country in providing outsourcing services and increasing digital exports.
President El-Sisi gave directives to continue intensive work to upgrade Egypt's telecommunications sector, particularly by supporting Egyptian startups working in this field and encouraging their expansion. This is, in addition to supporting the outsourcing industry and independent professionals, by enhancing investment in human cadres, providing training and qualification programs and building the necessary human and material capacity, in collaboration with major international companies in this sector. This shall take place in line with the modern requirements of the labour market, integrate with the State's strategy to prepare outstanding generations of Egyptian youth capable of global competition, and keep pace with the rapid progress in this vital sector.
On August 22, 2023, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met with Prime Minister Dr. Mostafa Madbuly and Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation Mr. El Sayed el Quseir.  

The meeting reviewed the national agricultural projects nationwide, in light of the steady progress achieved in this vital sector over the past years, within the State's plan to bring about a radical change in Egypt's agricultural map through massive and unprecedented efforts to reclaim millions of acres across Egypt over a short period of time. More than 3 million new acres will be added soon to agricultural land, which is more than one third of the entire agricultural land area in the country.
President El-Sisi was briefed on efforts to increase and improve the productivity of the acres in Egypt in terms of quantity and type, which led to Egypt's progress in the global ranking of acre productivity into the top five in many crops, including rice, maize and wheat. The President gave directives to continue working on the governance of fertilizer use and the operationalization of modern water-saving irrigation systems, as well as facilitating the use of mechanization in agriculture to reduce loss during harvesting, in addition to the important role of agricultural scientific research in this regard. The President reviewed the growth rates of Egypt's fresh and manufactured agricultural exports, which achieved over $ 7.5 billion in 2022. The President gave directives to continue intensive efforts in terms of providing full support to farmers, continuously working to improve the quality, as well as preserving and enhancing the reputation of the Egyptian product globally, by adhering to international standards in this regard.President El-Sisi stressed that the significant efforts to develop the agricultural sector and to restore Egypt's historical status in this field are part of comprehensive development efforts, integrating all economic sectors, such as agriculture, industry, infrastructure, roads and facilities, transport and trade, to achieve the highest value added for Egyptian products, to help Egypt  enhance food security, in light of the current international conditions, in addition to advancing all components of the national economy , especially providing job opportunities, increasing exports and limiting imports, to improve the standard of living of citizens.
On August 24, 2023, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met with Minister of Justice, Counselor Omar Marwan.

The meeting discussed the most prominent axes of developing the judicial system at the national level, especially those related to improving the efficiency of the current courts' headquarters and buildings or their technical side in all governorates. In this regard, President El-Sisi directed that the latest electronic and technological means and techniques be used in the judicial system and litigation procedures, and the necessary financial resources be provided, in a way that achieves the expeditious completion and the sound management of procedures with the aim of providing distinctive and advanced services to citizens.
The meeting also focused on the latest developments in the upgrading of the real estate registry system. President El-Sisi gave directives to continue the automation of all branches and notary offices to improve the work mechanisms in the real estate registry and the documents it issues. This is in addition to enhancing the process of selecting and qualifying the best elements and human cadres to work in the office, in light of the importance of this sector in facilitating the citizens’ day-to-day interactions across the Republic.
)n August 26, 2023, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met with Head of the Armed Forces' Financial Affairs Authority Lieutenant General Ahmed El-Shazly, Director General of the National Service Projects Organization of the Armed Forces Major General Walid Abul Magd and CEO of Solb Misr Company General Emad El-Kayyal.

The meeting reviewed iron and steel industry projects in Egypt, within the framework of the state’s plan to develop the heavy and strategic industries. 
The President gave directives to continue  efforts to provide a supportive environment for the heavy national industries sector, particularly the iron and steel industry, taking into account its vital role in the ongoing development process in all sectors throughout the country. This is in addition to its contribution to reducing pressure on hard currency by making use of local raw materials. The meeting also reviewed efforts to deepen local industrialization in this regard, enhance competitive and export capabilities, and overcome related logistical obstacles.
On August 27, 2023, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met with Prime Minister, Dr. Moustafa Madbouly, and Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, Ahmed Issa.

The meeting followed-up on the strategy of the tourism sector in the coming period. The discussions focused on plans to spur the investment climate in the various tourist destinations across Egypt and efforts to increase the number of hotel rooms and improve the tourism industry across all levels. This shall take place in a manner that furthers growth in the inbound tourism movement, which has achieved positive indicators during the first half of this year, and which will support the state’s endeavors to bring to 30 million the number of tourists visiting Egypt annually by 2028.President El-Sisi gave directives to continue intensive work toward reinvigorating the tourism sector, as an investment in Egypt's unparalleled tourism potential and in its ancient civilizational and cultural heritage that extends through different historical eras. The President noted that this shall take place by working intensively in tourism projects, and by encouraging and attracting investments from the local and international private sector, primarily by providing the necessary facilitations in this regard. This is, in addition to making the most of the integration of the tourism sector with the comprehensive development process in the various sectors across the country, while continuing efforts toward the continuous improvement in the quality of the Egyptian tourism product, in line with the requirements of the targeted markets and the highest international standards in this regard.
On August 28, 2023, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met with Advisor to the President for Financial Affairs, Major General Mohammed Amin, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Martyrs and Victims Honoring Fund, Major General El-Sayed El-Ghaly, and the Fund’s Executive Director, Major General Ahmed Al-Ashaal.

The meeting reviewed the annual report of the Fund's activities and services for the benefit of martyrs and victims of war and terrorist operations, in coordination with the relevant state’s authorities. The meeting also discussed initiatives proposed for the next period for the benefit of the beneficiaries of the Fund.
President El-Sisi directed to continue work to enhance the Fund's services. The President also approved the inclusion of the martyrs and victims of war operations from the Ministry of Defense in the previous wars, and the martyrs and victims of terrorist operations from the Ministry of Interior, including the names of martyrs and victims in the Battle of Ismailia on 25 January 1952, to the beneficiaries of the Fund. President El-Sisi also endorsed the inclusion of civilian martyrs and those injured during the construction of the rocket wall in the war of attrition.
President El-Sisi emphasized, during the meeting, that the Egyptian people hold their sons, martyrs and victims of war or terrorist operations in high esteem, acknowledging that they had paid a dear price for the Egyptian people to live in peace, security and prosperity.
Field tours
On August 16, 2023, President El-Sisi went on an inspection tour of Salloum City and met with the tribe chiefs and people of Matrouh.

On August 19, 2023, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi made an inspection tour of the Egyptian Military Academy.

Receiving kings and presidents
On August 5, 2023, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi received in Alamein City the President of the United Arab Emirates, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.The two presidents emphasized the strong and distinguished relations between the two brotherly countries and discussed ways to continue strengthening the frameworks and mechanisms of joint cooperation between the two countries, including in the economic and development fields, so as to achieve the aspirations of the Egyptian and Emirati peoples towards progress, stability and prosperity.
The two presidents also discussed regional and international developments. Views were aligned on the importance of intensifying joint Arab action to confront the growing regional and global challenges. They affirmed their keenness to continue close coordination at all levels, in light of the strong historical ties between the two countries at the official and popular levels.

On August 5, 2023, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi received in Alamein City Bahraini King His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa. The two leaders discussed the brotherly relations at various levels between Egypt and Bahrain, politically, economically and developmentally, which are based on the foundations of brotherhood and trust, in order to achieve the aspirations of the two brotherly peoples towards progress, construction and development.
The two leaders reviewed and exchanged views on a number of regional and international issues and developments. They confirmed the importance of intensifying coordination between the two brotherly countries and pushing towards continuing work to strengthen the mechanisms of joint Arab action so as to maintain peace and security in the face of various and mounting challenges in the region.

On August 14, 2023, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi receives King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, His Majesty King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein, at El-Alamein International Airport.His Majesty King Abdullah II’s visit to Egypt includes participating in a trilateral summit between Egypt, Jordan and Palestine, that will be held today in New Alamein City to discuss developments in the Palestinian cause.

On August 14, 2023, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi received King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, His Majesty King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein, at El-Alamein International Airport. His Majesty King Abdullah II’s visit to Egypt includes participating in the trilateral summit between Egypt, Jordan and Palestine in New Alamein City.
 President El-Sisi and Jordan’s King Abdullah II held a session of talks, during which they expressed relief at the advanced level of the outstanding relations between Egypt and Jordan and the progress they have achieved across various levels. The two leaders confirmed that they look forward to further strengthening relations so as to contribute to achieving the interests of the two countries and their peoples, at both the bilateral level and within the framework of the Tripartite Cooperation Mechanism with Iraq, particularly at the economic and trade levels.
The meeting reviewed a number of regional and international issues of mutual interest, in light of the two countries’ roles, which aim to reinforce the foundations of stability, peace and development in the region and at the international level.

On August 29, 2023, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi received in the new city of El Alamein the Chairman of Sudan’s Sovereign Council Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan. 
The spokesman for the presidency said the President affirmed, during the meeting, that Egypt holds in high esteem its historical bonds and deep relations with Sudan at the official and popular levels. The President also stressed Egypt's firm position to stand by Sudan and support its security, stability, unity and territorial integrity, especially during the current critical circumstances it is passing through, taking into account the eternal ties and the common strategic interest that unites the two brotherly countries.
The Chairman of Sudan’s Sovereign Council expressed his deep appreciation for the strong relations between the two brotherly countries, praising the sincere Egyptian support for preserving the safety and stability of Sudan in light of the historical juncture it is going through, especially receiving Sudanese citizens in Egypt. In this context, he expressed his country's appreciation for Egypt's active role in the region and Africa. 
The meeting reviewed developments in Sudan and consultations on efforts to settle the crisis in order to preserve the safety and security of brotherly Sudan, in a manner that preserves the sovereignty, unity and cohesion of the Sudanese State, and safeguards the interests of the brotherly Sudanese people and their aspirations for the future.  The meeting also touched on developments of the track of Sudan's neighboring countries. The Chairman of Sudan’s Sovereign Council welcomed this track, the first summit of which was held recently in Egypt. Talks also touched on discussing ways of cooperation and coordination to support the Sudanese people, especially through humanitarian aid and relief, so Sudan can safely overcome the current crisis.

Receiving foreign officials

On August 3, 2023, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met with Prime Minister of Greece, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, in New Alamein.

The meeting witnessed bilateral talks followed by extensive discussions between the delegations of the two countries. President El-Sisi welcomed the Greek Prime Minister to Egypt, congratulating him again on the ruling party’s electoral victory in the parliamentary elections, the results of which confirmed the Greek voter's confidence in the leadership of the Greek Prime Minister. The President also commended the depth and consistency of Egypt's outstanding strategic relations with Greece, the tangible development of bilateral cooperation in various areas, and the distinct level of political coordination between the two States on issues of mutual interest. His Excellency expressed appreciation for Greece's positions towards Egypt, both bilaterally and within the European Union, and for the fruitful cooperation regarding the trilateral cooperation with Cyprus.

The Greek Prime Minister stressed the close and historic ties between the two countries, welcoming the remarkable progress in the level of cooperation over the past years. He also expressed his country's desire to continue promoting relations between the two countries at various levels, particularly in light of Egypt's outstanding role in addressing the current crises and challenges in the Mediterranean region.

Prime Minister Mitsotakis also expressed appreciation for the aid Egypt dispatches to assist in the suppression of forest fires in Greece. Also, the President expressed his sincere condolences and solidarity with Greece in the face of the effects and repercussions of the forest fires.

The meeting also discussed ways to enhance the prospects for bilateral cooperation between the two friendly countries. Mutual interest was emphasized in the speedy activation and implementation of the agreements and memorandums of understanding signed between the two countries and the continued promotion of cooperation in the areas of military, economy, culture, energy, natural gas and electrical connectivity, as well as cooperation in the green transition sectors.

The discussions also exchanged views and perspectives on regional files of common interest in light of the two States' common positions in the Eastern Mediterranean region, while emphasizing that the Eastern Mediterranean Gas Forum is one of the most important tools in this framework. The two leaders also discussed developments in the phenomenon of illegal migration in the Mediterranean basin. The Greek Prime Minister praised Egypt's efforts to combat this phenomenon, especially in light of the burdens it imposes since millions of refugees are hosted on Egypt's territory.

The meeting also discussed a number of issues of mutual interest, the global consequences of the Russian-Ukrainian crisis, as well as the ongoing crises in the region, particularly in Libya. President El-Sisi stressed Egypt's position in support of the political path and the importance of holding presidential and parliamentary elections, the exit of all foreign forces and mercenaries from Libyan territory and the restoration of Libya's sovereignty, territorial integrity and stability. The two sides agreed to continue to coordinate intensively to address the various common challenges facing the region, thereby realizing the aspirations of its peoples to live in peace, security and stability.

On August 7, 2023,  President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met with the Sultan of Bohra Community in India, Mufaddal Saifuddin, who was accompanied by his sons Prince Ja’far El-Sadiq Imadduddin, Prince Taha Najmuddin, and Prince Husain Burhanuddin. The meeting was also attended by Chief of the General Intelligence Service, Major General Abbas Kamel, as well as the Sultan’s representative in Egypt, Mr. Mufaddal Mohammad.

The President welcomed Sultan Mufaddal Saifuddin as a dear guest of Egypt, and lauded the historical relations between Egypt and the Bohra community. President El-Sisi expressed appreciation of the valued role of the Sultan and the Bohra community in the restoration and renovation of the shrines of Ahl al-Bayt and a number of historical Egyptian mosques, their various charitable activities in Egypt which complement the State's efforts to realize development, and their desire to develop, restore and highlight historical Cairo and its authentic cultural character.

The Sultan of Bohra community expressed his deep appreciation of Egypt, and valued the promotion of citizenship on the basis of religious tolerance and peaceful coexistence, that it enjoys under the leadership of the President, which ensures a stable climate of societal peace for all. He also commended President El-Sisi’s belief in the importance of dialogue among all the peoples of the world, with their diverse doctrines and races, and Egypt's openness to all religions and communities, based on its people's long history, unique civilization and correct understanding of religion.

Sultan Mufaddal Saifuddin commended the ongoing progress realized under the President's leadership as well as the development achievements realized across various fields in Egypt. He also praised Egypt's active role in the international and regional arenas and its support for the causes of the Islamic world. The Sultan expressed his sincere prayers to the Egyptian people for lasting security, stability and progress.

President El-Sisi awarded Sultan Mufaddal Saifuddin, Sultan of the Bohra community, the Nile Sash, in recognition of his ongoing efforts in Egypt at the cultural, charitable and community levels.

On August 8, 2023, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense of the Republic of Serbia, Miloš Vučević. The meeting was also attended by Minister of Defense and Military Production, General Mohamed Zaki.

The President conveyed his greetings and appreciation to President of the Republic of Serbia, Aleksandar Vučić. President El-Sisi confirmed that Egypt values the firm historical bonds the two countries share, and is committed to further advancing bilateral cooperation in all fields, including defense. The President emphasized that Egypt seeks to invigorate the two countries’ partnership, to be commensurate with their potential across all levels.

The Serbian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense conveyed the Serbian President's greetings and expressed his appreciation to President El-Sisi. They praised the prosperous Egyptian-Serbian relations, especially in light of the President's visit to Serbia in July 2022 and the resulting growing momentum. He also commended the growing and effective Egyptian presence on the regional and international arenas under the leadership of President El-Sisi, as well as Egypt's decisive efforts in combating terrorism at the regional level. This is in addition to its support for stability, security and development, noting in this context the steady and urban development he witnessed during his visit to Egypt.

The meeting discussed ways to enhance bilateral relations, military and security cooperation between the two countries and international issues of common concern, especially the Russian-Ukrainian crisis and its geopolitical and economic repercussions globally.

On August, 28, 2023, President El-Sisi received CEO of BP Mr. Bernard Looney, in the presence of Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Eng. Tarek El-Molla, and the company's regional president for the Middle East and North Africa Mr. Nader Zaki.

The Official Spokesman for the Presidency stated that the President commended the British company's growing activities and investments in Egypt and its contribution to the exploration and production of gas and oil. It was noted that these efforts support this sector in a pivotal way and enhance efforts aiming to transform Egypt into a regional hub for oil production and energy trading.

His Excellency stressed the importance that the state attaches to the participation of international companies and the private sector in the fields of oil, gas and renewable energy, highlighting Egypt's aspiration to enhance the existing cooperation with the British global company, including the field of emissions reduction, energy transition, and green hydrogen production. These efforts are made to increase exploration and production and help the state make most use of its resources for the benefit of current and future generations.

Mr. Looney expressed his honor and appreciation for meeting the President, stressing the centrality of the strategic partnership between Egypt and the company that spanned over 60 years. Mr. Bernard Looney praised what Egypt has achieved under the leadership of President El-Sisi in terms of development, especially in the field of infrastructure, which reflects positively on various investment paths, especially with regard to energy and renewable energy. This is in addition to the ongoing regional cooperation projects in the eastern Mediterranean for the transportation and liquefaction of gas, as well as for electric interconnection.

Mr. Looney also presented the company's investment plans with its partners in Egypt during the next three years in the areas of research, exploration and development, explaining that they amount to $3.5 billion. He also noted the ongoing efforts made in cooperation with the Ministry of Petroleum to support capacity building of human cadres working in the field of energy in Egypt, in addition to the company's keenness to play its role in terms of social responsibility by providing scholarships for Egyptian youth to study in major British universities.

On August 30, 2023, President El-Sisi received a high-level delegation from the Democratic and Republican parties in the US Congress, which includes Senator Lindsey Graham, a member of the Senate, Senator Robert Menendez, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, and a number of officials and members of committees in the House of Representatives and the Senate, in the presence of Egypt’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Sameh Shoukry.

The meeting stressed the strong and durable decades-old strategic partnership between Egypt and the United States. It also emphasized the importance that the two countries attach to strengthening their relations at all levels, the official, parliamentary and popular ones, especially in light of the turbulent regional and international reality, the escalating challenges it poses, and the global crises in food, energy and finance that are affecting many countries of the world.

The meeting witnessed an open dialogue between President El-Sisi and the leaders of the US Congress, which touched on ways to strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries, especially on the economic level and to enhance the investments of American companies in Egypt. In this regard, the comprehensive development efforts underway in Egypt were commended, especially in terms of the modernization of the infrastructure, the construction of new cities, the development made in the sectors of oil, gas, renewable and green energy, and the reclamation of agricultural lands. The discussion also tackled Egypt's efforts to combat terrorism and extremist ideology, promote human rights, and establish concepts and values of religious tolerance, a culture of coexistence, and principles of citizenship.

In terms of regional and international issues, many files were discussed, foremost of which were the Russian-Ukrainian crisis and its geopolitical and economic repercussions, and ways to enhance international peace and security. This is in addition to developments on the regional scene and the crises the region is going through, especially in Sudan, Libya and Syria. In this regard, an agreement on the importance of speeding up political solutions to these crises in a way that preserves the unity of states and preserves the integrity of their territories and the capabilities of their peoples was reached, while emphasizing the importance of the positive and vital Egyptian role in this regard.

The meeting touched on developments in the negotiations that are currently held between Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan. The President affirmed Egypt’s position regarding the commitment to reach a binding legal agreement on the filling and operation of the Renaissance Dam that takes into account the interests and concerns of the three countries.

The meeting also discussed the developments of the question of Palestinian. The American delegation praised Egypt's pivotal role, at the historical and current levels, in strengthening and laying the foundations peace in the Middle East. For his part, the President affirmed Egypt's firm position in this regard that stresses the need to advance international efforts to reach a just and comprehensive solution which guarantees the rights of the Palestinian people and the establishment of their independent state in accordance with the relevant references and resolutions of international legitimacy. This, in turn, would open broad horizons for lasting peace, security, peaceful coexistence and prosperity for all peoples of the region.

Phone calls and telegrams

On August 8, 2023, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi received a phone call from President of the Republic of Kenya William Ruto.

The two presidents stressed the broad prospects for developing distinguished bilateral relations and advancing frameworks for joint cooperation between Egypt and Kenya. They also discussed agreement on intensifying coordination and consultation between the two brotherly countries to enhance joint African action, in a way that contributes to achieving the desired sustainable development for the countries and peoples of the continent, and promoting endeavors aimed at achieving continental integration at all levels.

The call discussed ways to enhance bilateral relations between Egypt and Kenya and both presidents exchanged views on African issues of common concern, especially developments in Sudan and the Nile Basin region.

On August 24, 2023, president El-sisi issued a statement on the declaration by the BRICS group to invite Egypt to join its membership:

“ I value the declaration by the BRICS group to invite Egypt to join its membership as of January 2024. We appreciate the confidence of all BRICS member states with whom we share robust relations. We look forward to cooperating and coordinating with them, and with the other countries invited to join the bloc, to achieve its goals toward strengthening economic cooperation among us and raise the voice of the Global South with regard to the various issues and development challenges we encounter in order to promote the developing countries’ rights and interests.”

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