Egypt keen on bolstering its relations with Angola: Sisi

MENA , Tuesday 29 Mar 2022

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi said Egypt is keen to bolster its relations with Angola in various fields, especially with regard to trade and investment, joint security and military cooperation as well as technical cooperation and capacity building.

Egypt s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi in his meeting with Angolan FM Affairs T te Ant nio on Tuesday in Cairo (Photo: Egyptian Presidency)

El-Sisi made the remarks as he received in Egypt on Tuesday Angolan Minister of Foreign Affairs Téte António in the presence of Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, Angola’s Minister of Youth and Sports Ana Paula, and its Ambassador in Cairo Nelson Manuel.

El-Sisi asserted Egypt’s keenness to augment coordination and consultation with Angola, as well as with President João Lourenço in person, as regards ways to strengthen mechanisms for joint African action, whether at the institutional, political or development levels, in a way that contributes to achieving the growth and stability African countries have aspired to, Presidential Spokesman Bassam Rady said.

Meanwhile, the Angolan foreign minister handed a written message to El-Sisi from Angola’s leader, in which João Lourenço affirmed his country’s aspiration to boosting its relations with Egypt and propel frameworks of joint cooperation at the official and public levels, particularly in the economic and trade fields.

The Angolan leader lauded President El-Sisi’s active role in addressing African issues, especially within the framework of efforts meant to advance development as well as to maintain peace and security in Africa.

Lourenço added that Angola is looking forward to working with Cairo to confront several challenges experienced by Africa, which he said requires concerted African efforts through revitalizing mechanisms of joint African action, especially at the level of the African Union.

The meeting witnessed an exchange of views on a number of regional files of common interest, as well as ways to rally efforts by Egypt and Angola to combat terrorism and the extremist ideology in Africa, particularly via promoting security cooperation among the bodies concerned in both countries.

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