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Foreign visits

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Tours and receptions

First: Foreign tours

President el-Sisi made many tours worldwide. He attended various Arab, African and international summits and conferences during the year 2022, to support the Egyptian position at all levels .

The number of President El-Sisi's foreign visits during the year 2022 reached about 20 visits as follows :

President Abd El-Fattah El-Sisi's visit to the United Arab Emirates on Jan.26, 2022

President El-Sisi started his visits during the year 2022 with a visit to the United Arab Emirates, due to the significant Egyptian-Emirati relations and the historical fraternal ties that unite the two countries at all levels. President El-Sisi stressed the constant Egyptian position towards settling regional crises through undermining foreign interference, combating violence, extremist and terrorist groups, and preserving national state institutions, with the aim of restoring security and stability in countries suffering from these crises, and preventing them from threatening regional security. For his part, His Highness Shaikh Muhammad bin Zayed Al Nahyan affirmed that his country supports the Egyptian efforts to settle various disputes in the region, stressing that Egypt will always remain the pivotal partner of the UAE in the region.

President Abd El-Fattah El-Sisi's visit to the People's Republic of China on Feb. 3, 2022

President Abd El-Fattah El-Sisi visited the People's Republic of China to attend the opening ceremony of the 24th Olympic Games, in the Chinese capital, Beijing, at the invitation of the Chinese President Xi Jinping, in view of the close and strategic relations between Egypt and China. It is worth mentioning that President El-Sisi participated in the opening ceremony of the 24th Winter Olympic Games in the Chinese capital, Beijing. Within the context of the comprehensive strategic partnership between the two friendly countries, the President affirmed Egypt's keenness to build on the momentum resulting from the regular meetings held between senior officials in Egypt and China, in an effort to reach broader horizons of bilateral cooperation.

President Abd El-Fattah El-Sisi’s participation in the One Ocean Summit in France on Feb. 2, 2022

Within the context of a series of summits concerned with environmental issues organized by the French side at the initiative of President Emmanuel Macron since 2017, President El-Sisi participated in the "One Ocean" summit in the French city, Brest. In 2022, the summit focused on issues relating to seas and oceans, including preserving combating marine pollution of all kinds and the relationship of seas and oceans with efforts to confront climate change, as well as supporting the concept of a "sustainable blue economy" and mobilizing funding for it. President El-Sisi met with French President Emmanuel Macron, and explained that participation in the "One Ocean" summit reflects Egypt's keenness to cooperate with France in this field, as Egypt attaches utmost importance to protecting the marine environment, through various national efforts in the areas of establishing natural reserves, preserving biodiversity, and reducing marine pollution.

President Abd El-Fattah El-Sisi’s participation in the African-European Summit in Brussels on feb.15, 2022

President Abd El-Fattah El-Sisi participated in the sixth session of the partnership summit between the African Union and the European Union, which was held at the headquarters of the European Union. The African / European summit was held under the title “Africa and Europe: Two Continents with a Common Vision until 2030.” During the summit, President El-Sisi focused on various issues of concern to African countries, especially with regard to strengthening international efforts to facilitate their integration into the global economy. The president also stressed the need to provide effective support to these countries in their pursuit of sustainable development goals 2030, transfer technology to developing countries, drive foreign investment to them, and enable developing countries to increase dependence on renewable energy sources. , as well as pushing for the importance of crystallizing a common vision to support and finance the African continent during the Corona pandemic, while facilitating access and equitable distribution of various technologies related to the pandemic, especially with regard to the production of vaccines.

President Abd El-Fattah El-Sisi’s visit to the State of Kuwait on Feb. 22, 2022

Within the special Egyptian-Kuwaiti relations that unite the two brotherly countries at all levels, President Abd El-Fattah El-Sisi visited the State of Kuwait. During the visit, President Abd El-Fattah El-Sisi met with Shaikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Emir of the State of Kuwait. The president stressed Egypt’s keenness on the stability and security of Kuwait and all brotherly Gulf countries in facing internal and regional challenges, as an integral part of the Egyptian national security. He also stressed Egypt’s keenness to strengthen and diversify the contexts of bilateral cooperation and explore mechanisms to push them to broader horizons in various fields. For his part, Prince Nawaf Al-Sabah praised the close and historical fraternal ties that unite the two countries, expressing his appreciation for the Egyptian efforts in support of Kuwaiti affairs at all levels, as well as the contribution of the Egyptian community to the construction and development process in Kuwait in various fields. He emphasized that Kuwait is keen to strengthen the well-established bilateral cooperation with Egypt in various fields during the coming period, particularly, increasing Kuwaiti investments in Egypt and exploiting the available investment opportunities.

President Abd El-Fattah El-Sisi’s meeting with the King of Jordan, the Crown
Prince of Abu Dhabi and the Prime Minister of Iraq in Aqaba on March 25, 2022

President El-Sisi met in Aqaba with King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein, King of Jordan, His
Highness Shaikh Muhammad bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, and Mustafa Al-Kazemi, Prime Minister of Iraq. The meeting discussed ways to enhance cooperation relations between the four countries in all fields, especially commercial and economic. Views were exchanged on the overall political and economic conditions at the regional and international levels, especially with regard to facing the repercussions and effects of the current global conditions on the sectors of food security, energy, and trade, in a way that preserves regional stability and security.

President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi's visit to the United Arab Emirates on May 13, 2022

President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi went to Abu Dhabi to offer condolences on the death of Shaikh
Khalifa bin Zayed.

President Abd El-Fattah El-Sisi's visit to the Sultanate of Oman on June 27, 2022



President Abd El-Fattah El-Sisi made an official visit to the Sultanate of Oman as part of a tour the Gulf countries that also includes Bahrain, within the consultation and coordination on various regional and international issues and crises of common interest during the current stage. Sultan Haitham bin Tariq affirmed his country's keenness to strengthen the well-established bilateral cooperation frameworks with Egypt in various fields during the coming period, including increasing Omani investments in Egypt and exploiting the available investment opportunities. For his part, President Abd El- Fattah El-Sisi expressed Egypt's satisfaction with the special strategic relations with the Sultanate of Oman, and his keenness to strengthen and diversify the bilateral cooperation fields and to explore mechanisms to push them to broader horizons in various political, security, economic and trade fields.

President Abd El-Fattah El-Sisi's visit to the Kingdom of Bahrain on June 28, 2022


President Abd El-Fattah El-Sisi arrived in the Bahraini capital, Manama, where he was received by His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, King of Bahrain. During the visit, the two leaders witnessed the signing ceremony of a number of agreements and memorandums of understanding between the two countries in the economic, scientific, technological cooperation, investment, legal and judicial cooperation, export development, organizing exhibitions, environmental protection, education, sea and air freight services fields. During the visit, President Abd El-Fattah El-Sisi participated in the opening of the new building at Bahrain International Airport in the Bahraini capital, Manama, with His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, King of Bahrain.

President Abd El-Fattah El-Sisi’s visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to participate in the “Jeddah Summit” on July16, 2022



Within the framework of Egypt's keenness to develop partnership between the Arab countries and the United States of America, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi arrived in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to participate in the "Jeddah Summit", which will bring together the leaders of Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, the Gulf Cooperation Council countries and the United States of America. The President's participation in the Jeddah summit comes within the framework of strengthening joint efforts to confront regional and global challenges, as well as consultation and coordination on efforts to maintain regional and international security and stability, as well as strengthening and developing the distinguished historical relations with all countries participating in the summit. On the sidelines of the Jeddah summit, President Abd El-Fattah El-Sisi met with US President Joe Biden. The meeting tackled aspects of bilateral cooperation between Egypt and the United States, in several fields, especially in terms of cooperation in the field of facing the repercussions of the global conditions related to the food crisis and the disruption of energy supplies. During the meeting, a number of regional files and issues were also discussed.

President Abd El-Fattah El-Sisi’s visit to the German capital, Berlin, to participate in the “Petersburg Climate Dialogue” on July 17, 2022


 President Abd El-Fattah El-Sisi arrived in the German capital, Berlin to participate in the activities of the "Petersburg Climate Dialogue" co-chaired by Egypt and Germany. It is considered an opportunity for consultation and coordination between a number of active countries in terms of efforts to confront climate change.  Egypt's invitation to co-chair this important forum came in appreciation of the vital role played by Egypt under the leadership of the President in the framework of climate change negotiations over the past years. President Abd El-El-Fattah El-Sisi met with German Chancellor Olaf Schultz. The meeting dealt with ways to strengthen the frameworks of bilateral cooperation between the two countries at various levels, especially cooperation in the fields of liquefied natural gas, clean energy, green hydrogen, and the development of the basic education system in Egypt. The two sides also discussed the latest developments in the Renaissance Dam file, where the two leaders agreed on the importance of breaking the current stalemate in the course of negotiations to reach a binding and balanced legal agreement on the filling and operation of the dam. During the visit, President El-Sisi participated at a round table with representatives of the business community and heads of major German industrial companies. During the meeting, the president had an open dialogue with heads and representatives of German companies. They welcomed intensifying cooperation with Egypt to achieve common interests for both sides. They also reviewed their plans to invest in Egypt or expand their existing projects. The President affirmed Egypt's intention to continue reform and development efforts in light of the implementation of the national strategy to achieve sustainable development "Egypt's Vision 2030". Moreover, the president stressed Egypt's appreciation for the special strategic relationship with Germany, and welcomed the increased activities of German companies operating in Egypt.

President Abd El-Fattah El-Sisi's visit to the Serbian capital, Belgrade on July 19,
2022


President Abd El-Fattah El-Sisi held summit talks in Belgrade with President of Serbia Aleksandar Vučić. The President of Serbia commenced the meeting by welcoming President El-Sisi as a dear guest in Serbia for the first time. President Vučić expressed his country's appreciation for Egypt's leadership and people, valuing the bilateral relations between the two countries. He affirmed his country's keenness to continue upgrading relations and strengthening cooperation and coordination between the two friendly countries at all levels, given Egypt’s pivotal role as a pillar of stability, security and peace in the Middle East and Africa.

President El-Sisi expressed his appreciation for President Vučić‘s invitation to visit Serbia and for the warm reception and hospitality. President El-Sisi congratulated President Vučić on his re-election as President of the Republic of Serbia for a second term, which reflects the confidence of Serbian citizens in his leadership at a historical era that is characterized by many political and economic challenges. President El-Sisi valued the strong, extended and outstanding relations between Egypt and Serbia, particularly at the level of the Non-Aligned Movement. The President also expressed Egypt’s mutual interest to further strengthen and upgrade these relations in various fields, as well as to continue coordination and political consultation between the two countries and explore aspects of bilateral cooperation.

President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi's visit to the French capital, Paris, on July 22, 2022


President Abd El-Fattah El-Sisi paid an official visit to the French capital, Paris, upon an invitation by French President Emmanuel Macron. The visit included holding summit talks between the two Presidents, focusing on dossiers pertinent to bilateral relations and ways to further strengthen cooperation across all levels. The meeting is also set to tackle issues on the regional and international arenas. President Abd El-Fattah El-Sisi met with French President Emmanuel Macron, at the Élysée Palace in the French capital, Paris.

During the summit talks, President Macron welcomed President El-Sisi's visit to Paris and affirmed France's appreciation for Egypt at both the official and popular levels. He stressed that France holds in high esteem the historical bonds that unite the two friendly countries. The French President reiterated his country's commitment to enhancing bilateral relations in various fields in a constructive and positive manner, lauding in this regard President El-Sisi’s efforts to maintain regional peace and security.

President El-Sisi confirmed Egypt’s keenness on strengthening and further advancing the long-standing strategic partnership with the French Republic, which represents a fundamental pillar for maintaining security and stability in the Middle East, the Eastern Mediterranean and Africa. The President looked forward to bolstering coordination and consultations with the French side in the coming period on various political, security and economic issues of mutual interest.

President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi's visit to Qatar on September13, 2022


President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi paid a historic visit to Doha, which is the first of its kind to the Qatar, in response to the invitation of His Highness Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of Qatar. During the visit, the President discussed with His Highness Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani the most important axes of bilateral relations that bring together the two brotherly countries, as well as consultation and coordination on various regional and international issues of common interest during the current stage, which require concerted efforts to protect national security. Then the President and the Emir of Qatar witnessed the signing of a memorandum of understanding between Egypt's Sovereign Fund for Investments and Development and the Qatar Investment Authority. They signed a memorandum of understanding in the field of social affairs between the Ministry of Social Solidarity and the Qatari Ministry of Social Development, and a memorandum of understanding regarding cooperation in the field of ports between Egypt and Qatar.

President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi's visit to Algeria to participate in the Arab Summit on November1, 2022


President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi went to Algeria to participate in the 31st Arab Summit, within the framework of Egypt's keenness to strengthen the bonds of cooperation with all brotherly Arab countries, and in continuation of Egypt's pivotal role in strengthening efforts to advance mechanisms of joint action for the benefit of all Arab peoples. During the visit, they discussed efforts to maintain the security and stability of the region and promote Arab interests, especially in light of the multiple existing challenges at the international and regional levels, especially as a the consequences of the Corona pandemic and the Ukrainian crisis, and the various pressures that they imposed on Arab countries. The President held a number of bilateral meetings with Arab leaders in order to discuss ways to strengthen bilateral relations, as well as exchanging views on the latest developments on the regional and international arenas.

President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi’s visit to Qatar to attend the opening ceremony of the FIFA World Cup on November 20, 2022


President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi went to Qatar to attend the opening ceremony of the FIFA World Cup, in Doha, in response to the invitation of Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of Qatar, in light of the close fraternal relations between Egypt and Qatar. The President congratulated the leadership and people of Qatar on the success of the opening ceremony of the FIFA World Cup in an honorable manner befitting the status of the Arab countries. Moreover, the president expressed appreciation for the generous hospitality and warm reception, emphasizing the depth of the historical relations between the two brotherly countries. For his part, His Highness the Emir of Qatar expressed sincere gratitude and appreciation for the attendance of the President to the opening ceremony of the World Cup and his visit as a dear guest to Doha. He added that the president’s visit would consolidate the strength of the brotherly bilateral relations between the two countries, especially with the positive development witnessed at all levels during the recent period.

President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi’s visit to Saudi Arabia to participate in the first Arab-Chinese summit on December8, 2022


Within the framework of Egypt's keenness to strengthen and develop the bonds of distinguished historical relations between the Arab countries and China, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi went to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to participate in the first Arab-Chinese summit, which was held in the capital, Riyadh.  During a meeting with President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi and President Xi Jinping, President of the Republic People's China, aspects of bilateral cooperation between the two countries were reviewed.  Moreover,  President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met in Riyadh with the Prime Minister of the Republic of Iraq, Muhammad Shia’ al-Sudani, the Tunisian President, “Qais Saeed,”  Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, Chairman of the Sudanese Transitional Sovereignty Council, and Prince Muhammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. .

President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi’s visit to Washington to participate in the US-Africa Summit on December 14, 2022


President El-Sisi arrived in the American capital, Washington, to participate in the activities of the American-African Summit. During the visit, the President emphasized the strategy and strength of Egyptian-American relations, expressing Egypt's appreciation for the role the US House of Representatives plays to strengthen the partnership between the two countries. Moreover, the president stressed his keenness to communicate with various decision-making circles in the United States, within the framework of coordination and consultation between the two countries. In addition to that, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi received, at his residence in Washington, members of the Friends of Egypt gathering in the US Congress from the Democratic and Republican parties.

President El-Sisi participated in the closing session of the American Business Forum. President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi also met in Washington with US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, and the meeting witnessed an exchange of views on all African issues in light of the US-African summit.

President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi's participation in the "Baghdad Conference for Cooperation and Partnership" in Jordan on December 20, 2022


President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi arrived in Jordan to participate in the second session of the "Baghdad Conference for Cooperation and Partnership". The visit comprised a number of bilateral meetings with the participating leaders in the conference. The President also participated in a tripartite summit with both the Jordanian King and the Iraqi Prime Minister. The summit aims to support and deepen the distinguished historical relations between the three brotherly countries. President El-Sisi also participated in a tripartite summit between Egypt, Jordan and Iraq, along with the Jordanian King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein, and the Iraqi Prime Minister, Mr. Muhammad Shia Al-Sudani. The summit dealt with developments and ways to enhance joint tripartite cooperation in various fields between the three countries, within the framework of the historical and fraternal relations that unite them, as well as intensifying consultation and coordination regarding developments in the political situation in the region.  Moreover, President El-Sisi attended a five-party summit between Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, Kuwait, and France. President El-Sisi met with President Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic. The meeting dealt with a number of issues of bilateral cooperation between the two countries, as well as an exchange of views and consultation on regional and international issues of concern.

Second: President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi's receptions

During the year 2022, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi received a number of Arab and African leaders, and senior officials, in order to strengthen bilateral relations between Egypt and various countries. This results in positive effects on the progress of the Egyptian sectors and the improvement of economic indicators.






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