Sisi – Egypt Is Taking Over Its African Responsibilities

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said Egypt is taking over its African role and responsibilities, adding it is open to all African brothers to the best interest of the peoples of the continent.

This came during his meeting with the Eritrean President Isias Afwerki during which they discussed developments in the African continent, topped by combating terrorism and extremist thought and piracy.

Sisi and Afwerki agreed on the need for bolstering cooperation and coordination among African countries with the aim of boosting peace, security and stability in the African continent.

During the meeting, Sisi stressed the importance of Egypt’s African dimension and reviewed the Egyptian efforts for achieving development in African countries, referring to the establishment of the Egyptian agency for partnership for the sake of development which has started to play its role since last July.

The President said Egypt is keen to cooperate and coordinate with Eritrea in the various domains.

Presidential spokesman Ambassador Ihab Badawy said the President hailed the Eritrean support for the June 30 Revolution, adding that support was manifested at the level of the African Union in general and in the African Peace and Security Council in particular.

The Eritrean President thanked Sisi for welcoming him, saying this is his second visit to Egypt as he took part in the inauguration ceremony of the President.

He said his country is keen to cooperate with Egypt in the various political and economic fields. He also underlined that Eritrea welcomed Egypt’s return to the African continent to play its role and to regain balance to the Inter-African relations.

Source : Egypt State Information Service