British Prime Minister Boris Johnson shakes hands with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in London on 21 January. AFP
President El-Sisi lauded the efforts of PM Johnson during his term, which witnessed a noticeable development in bilateral relations between Egypt and the UK in all fields, adding that Egypt looks forward to continuing these relations.
For his part, PM Johnson expressed his appreciation for the strong bonds between Egypt and Britain, praising the progress in relations between two countries and saying that Egypt under El-Sisi is considered an important partner for the UK in the Middle East and Mediterranean.
Johnson added that Britain is keen to support Egypt’s development efforts by increasing investments, transferring expertise and technology, and localising industry.
British investments in Egypt have reached around £50 billion through about 2,000 companies investing in the Egyptian market, the UK’s ambassador in Cairo Gareth Bayley said in remarks to the media in November.
Johnson announced his resignation from his post as the prime minister of the United Kingdom and the leader of Conservative Party on 7 July 2022, but he will remain PM until a new party leader is elected.