Egypt’s Sisi embarks on four-nation African tour today

August 14, 2017 Off By Web Desk

Cairo (IINA) � Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi began Monday a four-day African tour that would take him to Tanzania, Rwanda, Gabon and Chad.

The Egyptian presidency said that the visit comes within Egypt’s openness to Africa and its keenness to boost its relations with the African countries in all fields and to intensify communication and coordination with its African brothers, as well as to strengthen cooperation with these countries at all levels. This is in light of the high priority accorded to African issues in Egyptian foreign policy.

President Sisi is set to hold bilateral talks with leaders and officials of these countries to discuss ways of enhancing bilateral cooperation and addressing the common challenges facing the African continent. He will also discuss with them regional issues of mutual interest, especially with regard to the maintenance of regional peace and security, taking into account of Egypt’s current membership in the UN Security Council and the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union.

Source: International Islamic News Agency