Merkel – Germany Looks Forward to Being Partner With Egypt

Germany looks forward to going into partnership with Egypt due to its pivotal role in the Middle East, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday 362015.

During talks with President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi in Berlin, Merkel voiced her happiness for meeting President Sisi for the second time after the World Economic Forum.

Presidential Spokesman Alaa Youssef said Merkel praised the fair treatment the Egyptian Christians receive in Egypt under Sisi rule.

She also wished Egypt more success and development at the political and economic levels.

“Germany is ready to provide every possible support for Egypt to boost its economy,” Merkel said.

Sisi, meanwhile, praised the warm welcome he received during his visit to Germany, noting that the Egyptian people are seeing the Germans as a model for industrial renaissance and development.

He further talked about the political and economic situation in Egypt over the past four years, stressing that the parliamentary elections will be held before the end of the year.

Speaking about terrorism, Sisi said Egypt is keen on wiping out terrorist groups through renewing religious discourse.

As for the German foundations operating in Egypt, Sisi said Egypt seeks to reach a solution to legalize the status of such institutions, in a manner that serves the common interests of the two countries.

He also called on the German investors to pump investments in Egypt during the coming period, especially in the vital projects, such as the New Suez Canal project and the energy sector.

“Egypt’s judges are independent and no one has authority over them,” Sisi said, commenting on recent death sentences in the country.

He expressed Egypt’s support for the legitimate institutions in Libya, namely the Libyan parliament and government, urging the international community to stop arms and money supplies to terrorist groups in Libya.

Speaking about the situation in the Palestinian territories, Sisi urged the world countries to coordinate efforts to resume the stalled peace talks between the Israeli and Palestinian sides to reach the two-state solution.

“Egypt is keen on improving the economic situation in the Gaza Strip and providing job opportunities for Gazans,” he said.

MENA

Source : Egypt State Information Service