President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi’s Visit to Germany and Hungary
Sunday، 31 May 2015 - 12:00 AM
President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi visits Germany on 3 and 4 June, 2015 with the purpose of opening up new vistas of cooperation with Germany in all fields. In addition to meeting a number of top German officials, MPs and CEOs during his stay in Berlin, President Sisi will also be received by German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
The timing of the visit reflects Egypt's keenness on righting wrong concepts and clarifying facts about conditions in Egypt, particularly with respect to the terrorist attacks under which it has been suffering since the outbreak of the Revolution on 30 June, 2013. Egypt seeks to have strong relations with peoples all over the world, including the industrially and technologically advanced German people.
As one of the European Union's policy-makers, Germany believes Egypt is a key-player in the Middle East; indeed one with whom it seeks to maintain open channels. The German participation in the Egypt Economic Development Conference of March 2015 has been extremely fruitful. Contracts have been signed with German companies working in the energy field which contribute to ending electricity shortages within 2 years. During the visit, President Sisi also seeks to restore Egypt-bound German tourism and investments to its previous levels.
Hot regional issues such as the growth of terrorism in Syria, Iraq, Libya and Yemen and cooperation between countries north and south of the Mediterranean will be on the agenda of the discussions.
Following Berlin's visit, Sisi heads to the Hungarian capital Budapest at an invitation from Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban.
Hungary is a member of the European Union. In the Hungarian castle town of Visegrád on 15 February 1991, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Czech formed what is known as the Visegrád Group for the purposes of furthering their European integration.