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Egypt's Sisi, Eritrea's Afwerki discuss bilateral relations, developments in Nile Basin countries

Ahram Online , Tuesday 9 Jan 2018
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Egypt's President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi and Eritrean counterpart Isaias Afwerki in a Cairo meeting in 2016(Photo courtesy of Egyptian Presidency)
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Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi met on Tuesday with his Eritrean counterpart Isaias Afwerki at the Ittihadiya Presidential Palace in Cairo, where they discussed enhancing bilateral relations as well as the latest developments in Nile Basin countries and the Horn of Africa.

El-Sisi and Afwerki, who is on a two-day visit to Egypt, also discussed regional and international issues of mutual interest.

The meeting between the two leaders will be followed by a meeting of delegations from the two countries.

The last meeting between El-Sisi and Afwerki took place in November 2016 in Cairo, where the two leaders agreed to launch a joint committee aimed at boosting bilateral cooperation in all fields, as well as continue technical assistance to Eritrea from the Egyptian Agency of Partnership for Development (EAPD).

The EAPD, established by El-Sisi in June 2014, aims to support African development by dispatching experts in several fields to African countries.

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