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Egypt’s Sisi Visits Azerbaijan as Part of Asia Tour

Egypt’s Sisi Visits Azerbaijan as Part of Asia Tour

Saturday, 28 January, 2023 - 06:15
Egyptian President Sisi is welcomed at the airport upon his arrival in Baku. (Egyptian presidency)

Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi arrived in Azerbaijan on Friday as part of a tour of Asia that has so far taken him to India.

Presidency spokesman Bassam Rady said the visit to Baku aims to bolster the unique ties that bind their countries.

Sisi will meet with President Ilham Aliyev to discuss boosting political and economic relations, he added.

They will tackle cooperation and coordination between their countries and regional and international developments.

Local media in Azerbaijan said Sisi’s visit is a strong push forward in bilateral cooperation and an opportunity to exploit untapped potential to deepen cooperation on various levels.

The year 2022 marked 30 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations between Egypt and Azerbaijan. Throughout that time, they established advanced cooperation on the political, economic, trade and cultural levels.

The diplomatic ties were formalized on May 27, 1992. Egypt opened its embassy in Baku in April 1993 and Azerbaijan set up its mission in Cairo in January 1994.

Over the years, Egypt and Azerbaijan have signed around 60 cooperation agreements and cooperated in energy, construction, mining and other fields.

As of December 2022, trade exchange between them amounted to 16.1 billion dollars.

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