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Egypt's Sisi heads to Uzbekistan in first ever visit by an Egyptian President

Ahram Online, Tuesday 4 Sep 2018
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (Reuters)
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (Reuters)
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Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi concluded his visit to China on Tuesday and flew to Uzbekistan, the first official visit by an Egyptian President to the Central Asian country.

According to a statement by Egyptian presidential spokesman Bassam Rady, El-Sisi will visit the capital of Tashkent where he will meet his counterpart Shavkat Mirziyoyev.

El-Sisi will also meet a number of ministers and top Uzbekistani officials, where both sides will hold talks to boost relations between the two countries.

El-Sisi and Mirziyoyev are also set to witness the signing of a number of agreements and memorandums of understanding over strengthening joint cooperation between both sides in a number of industries.

Uzbekistan is the third leg of a foreign visit by the Egyptian President since the weekend where he visited Bahrain and China for talks as well as to participate in the Beijing-hosted Forum for Africa-China Cooperation.  

 

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