Continued consultation necessary to reach settlements to regional crises: Sisi, EU Commission president

Ahram Online , Monday 31 Jan 2022

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen agreed on Monday on the necessity of continued consultations and exchanging viewpoints to reach political settlements to various crises in the region.

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi and European Commision President Ursula von der Leyen (Photo Courtesy of Egyptian Presidency)

El-Sisi received a call from Von der Leyen where they discussed various aspects of bilateral cooperation and coordination between Egypt and the EU, according to a statement by the presidency.

Von Der Leyen expressed the EU’s wish to advance cooperation with Egypt on various levels due to its center of gravity in the region, praising Egypt’s efforts in combating terrorism and its success in combating irregular migration. 

The phone call also addressed developments in the region, the statement said, adding that Von der Leyen affirmed the EU’s interest in coordinating with President El-Sisi over critical regional and international issues, including Egypt’s hosting of COP27 this year.

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