Sisi: Egypt keen on maintaining close ties with South Africa
Tuesday، 23 April 2019 - 04:00 PM
President Abdel Fattah El Sisi asserted on Tuesday 23/4/2019 Egypt's keenness on promoting bilateral relations with South Africa, in terms of cooperation and consultation regarding various African issues of common concern.
During a meeting with President of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa, in the presence of Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukri and Head of the Intelligence Service Abbas Kamel, they discussed a number of African issues and the latest developments in Sudan, Presidency Spokesman Bassam Radi said.
President Sisi pointed out to Egypt's efforts to coordinate stances regarding the formulation of an African vision on dealing with crises that erupt in Africa based on the adoption of African solutions to the continent's crises, he said.
President Sisi said he is looking forward to more coordination and consultation with South Africa in this respect particularly in light of Egypt's current chairmanship of the African Union and South Africa's membership in the union's troika and the UN Security Council, he added.
The President reiterated Egypt's full support to the choices of the Sudanese people and the need to exert collective efforts to help Sudan surpass this phase successfully in a way that protects the free will of the people and the State's institutions, he said.
South Africa's president underlined his country's keenness on boosting distinguished relations with Egypt and all forms of cooperation.
He thanked Sisi for the invitation to attend the consultative summit on Sudan and the troika summit on Libya.
It is necessary to continue consultations and coordination between the two countries regarding various regional issues to promote joint African action, Ramaphosa added.