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Egypt, Armenia agree on importance of counteracting external interference in region

Egypt's Sisi and Armenia's FM also exchanged of viewpoints on developments in Libya, Syria, Lebanon and Palestine

Ahram Online , Monday 14 Sep 2020
Sisi/Armenian FM
President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi received Armenia’s Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan in Cairo (Pfoto courtesy of Egyptian Presidency)
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Egypt and Armenia agreed on the importance of counteracting external interferences by parties who seek their own benefit at the expense of security and stability in the region, a statement by the Egyptian presidency read on Monday.

Presidency spokesman Bassam Rady said that President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi received Armenia’s Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan in Cairo, where they discussed cooperation and developments in the region.

El-Sisi stressed to the Armenian minister Egypt’s keenness to bolster cooperation mechanisms on various levels to accomplish the joint interests of the two nations.

Mnatsakanyan expressed his country’s appreciation for its relations with Egypt, especially given the presence of a sizeable Armenian community in Egypt and the country’s privileged status and pivotal role in the region.

The Armenian foreign minister also expressed interest in bolstering cooperation, especially in tourism, trade and the economic level.

Rady said the meeting saw an exchange of viewpoints on developments in Libya, Syria, Lebanon and Palestine, where they agreed on the necessity of counteracting foreign interferences in the region.

The meeting also tackled bilateral cooperation and increasing mutual investments and maximising trade volume, especially in the fields of pharmaceutical manufacturing, technical education, tourism, and the coordination and exchange of information between relevant authorities.

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