Asharq Al-awsat English Middle-east and International News and Opinion from Asharq Al-awsat Newspaper

Sisi Discusses Boosting Cooperation with Germany

Sisi Discusses Boosting Cooperation with Germany

Tuesday, 19 November, 2019 - 07:00
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. (Reuters)
Berlin - Asharq Al-Awsat

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi held on Monday a series of talks in Berlin to boost and diversify cooperation with Germany on all levels.

The president is on an official visit to Berlin to attend the G20-Initiative Compact with Africa (CwA) summit.

CwA was launched by the Germany in 2017 with 12 African countries, including Benin, Burkina Faso, the Ivory Coast, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Morocco, Rwanda, Senegal, Togo and Tunisia, to promote private investment in Africa.

Sisi held talks on Monday at the Bundestag with head of Germany's parliament, Wolfgang Schäuble, and a number of German MPs.

Sisi and Schäuble tackled international efforts of counter-terrorism and the illegal migration, said a statement by Egyptian presidential spokesperson Bassam Radi.

The statement added that the meeting tackled Egyptian efforts in disseminating the culture of tolerance and freedom of belief.

“Schäuble affirmed his country’s support to Egypt’s efforts in achieving comprehensive development, which has been seen over the last few years,” Radi said.

Sisi also received Monday at his residence in Berlin a delegation from the Federation of German Security and Defense Industries.

During the meeting, Sisi hailed the development of relations between Egypt and Germany, stressing Cairo’s keenness on developing relations with Berlin and increasing investment opportunities to achieve joint security and military cooperation.

He asserted the importance of taking into consideration the challenges the region is facing, including the spread of terrorism and armed organizations that pose threats to the security and seek to spread chaos and violence.

The German delegation praised Egypt's role in supporting security and stability in the region and its efforts in combating terrorism.
, said Radi.

Egypt heads the G20-Initiative for this year. The Compact with Africa High-Level Conference and G20 Investment Summit will convene on Tuesday.

Editor Picks