Sisi’s participation in 4th Arab-South American States Summit
Tuesday، 10 November 2015 - 12:00 AM
President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi heads on Tuesday 10/11/2015 for Riyadh to attend the 4th Arab-South American States Summit.
The President is keen to participate in the international event to revive Egypt's ties with South American countries in all fields in light of the economic growth achieved by those countries in the past two decades, Presidential Spokesman Alaa Youssef said.
Sisi is expected to meet Saudi King Salman bin Abdelaziz Al Saud for talks on bilateral relations and regional developments, the spokesman said.
The event will be a good opportunity for exchanging viewpoints with Arab and South American heads of states on promoting bilateral relations and regional and international issues of mutual concern, he added.
During the summit, the Riyadh declaration will be adopted, which is a summary of the main political issues concerning the two sides, including the Palestinian cause and the developments in Syria, Yemen and Libya, Youssef said.
The size of trade exchange between Arab and South American countries reached $30 billion by the end of 2014 against $6 billion in 2005 when the summit was first launched, he said.
It is expected that all the Arab countries, except Syria, will attend the summit in addition to all South American countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Venezuela, Uruguay, Bolivia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Guiana and Suriname.