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Sisi discusses boosting historic relations with Austrian Chancellor by phone

Wednesday، 12 December 2018 - 01:12 PM

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi on Tuesday 11/12/2018 received a phone call from Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz.

During the phone conversation, President Sisi told Kurz that Egypt is keen on boosting historic relations with Austria, especially through maximizing economic cooperation and increasing the volume of trade exchange between the two countries, Presidential Spokesman Bassam Rady said. 

In this regard, President Sisi urged Austrian businessmen and major companies to invest in Egypt, given the recent positive developments in the field of economic reform, the presidential spokesman added.

For his part, the Austrian chancellor said that his country is willing to elevate bilateral ties with Egypt, lauding concrete accomplishments that Cairo witnessed in the areas of economic and social development, in addition to carrying out mega national projects and enhancing the investment climate.

Austria sees Egypt as a key partner, especially in light of Cairo's diversified bonds with Europe and mutual challenges facing the two states on the Mediterranean.

Vienna relies on Cairo's pivotal role to consolidate stability in the Middle East and Africa, Kurz added.

The two sides touched on a number of regional issues of common concern, notably ongoing efforts to counter illegal migration, terrorism and the extremist thought, the spokesman said.



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