Egyptian president Abdel Fattah El-Sisi in his video conference meeting with Malaysian PM Muhyididin Yassin on Thursday ( Photo: Egyptian Presidency)
President Abdel Fattah El Sisi said that Egypt welcomes opening new horizons for cooperation with Malaysia in different fields, especially in the commercial and industrial fields
Sisi's remarks came during a video-conference call on Thursday with Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin, said Presidential Spokesman Bassam Rady.
During the virtual communication, the two sides probed means of fostering bilateral ties and exchanged views on the most prominent regional and international issues of mutual concern, the spokesman added.
The call tackled ways to boost cooperation between Egypt and Malaysia with regard to countering terrorism and extremist thought, as well as cooperation in religious education, the spokesman noted.
They also explored the possibility for luring further Malaysian investments into Egypt, given the great privileges and incentives provided by the Egyptian government in various sectors, notably the auto industry, electronics and energy.
For his part, the Malaysian premier said that his country looks forward to cementing ties and cooperation with Egypt in several areas, mainly the economic, industrial, commercial and educational ones, lauding the significant improvement in the Egyptian investment climate.
The pair shared opinions about regional and international issues of mutual concern, notably the Palestinian cause and efforts to achieve peace in the Middle East, the spokesman said.
In this regard, the Malaysian prime minister praised Egypt's endeavors that led to stopping escalations between Palestinian factions and Israel in the Gaza Strip, as well as the Egyptian initiative to rebuild the enclave.
Yassin also lauded the efforts led by Egypt to urgently re-launch the Palestinian and Israeli peace talks, with the aim of reaching a fair solution to the long-running conflict in accordance with international terms.