Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi expressed to Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte his “full readiness” to support Italy as it combats a coronavirus outbreak that has killed over 13,000 people.
El-Sisi’s spokesman Bassam Rady said the president called Conte to express readiness to provide support, especially through an exchange of experience and coordination between health care officials in the two countries.
El-Sisi reiterated his condolences for the victims of the coronavirus in Italy, Rady said, and the president stressed Cairo’s solidarity with the government and people of Italy.
The Italian premier expressed his country’s willingness to boost bilateral cooperation between the two countries’ relevant authorities under international efforts to combat the coronavirus.
Italy’s death toll reached 13,915 on Thursday, a daily rise of 760, up from an increase of 727 the previous day.
The country has confirmed 115,242 positive cases of the virus.