German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, welcomes the President of Egypt Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, left, for a bilateral meeting during the Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. (AP)
Director-general for Asia, Middle East and South America affairs at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) Claudia Warning welcomed Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi's participation in the recent Munich Security Conference, praising distinguished relations between Egypt and Germany.
Interviewed by a MENA correspondent in Berlin, Warning said President El-Sisi raised a number of key issues and that his talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel reflected the distinguished relations binding the two countries.
She also said Merkel will take part in the Arab League-European Union Summit, which is set to be held in Sharm El-Sheikh 24-25 February.
The German official also highlighted the development of economic and trade relations between Cairo and Berlin, adding that the volume of trade between them reached almost six billion euros in 2017.
German exports to Egypt include machinery and automobiles, while Egyptian exports to Germany include petroleum, natural gas, vegetables, clothes, minerals, textiles, electricity, plastics, chemicals and glass products.