Egypt, Bosnia launch first direct flight route

Ahram Online , Monday 29 Apr 2024

Egypt President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi announced on Monday the launch of direct flights between some Bosnian cities and the Egyptian Red Sea city of Hurghada, noting that the step is part of efforts to boost tourism between the two countries.

Egypt, Bosnia

El-Sisi was speaking during a joint press conference with Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia-Herzegovina Denis Bećirović following a meeting in Cairo.  

El-Sisi said the meeting tackled efforts to bolster bilateral economic, trade, and investment relations, including the activation of the Joint Committee on Economic, Scientific, and Technical Cooperation to increase trade between the two countries. 

The president asserted Egypt’s firm position in respect of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

He lauded the recent European Council’s approval to open EU accession negotiations with Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Bećirović’s visit to Egypt is the first in over 14 years.

Egypt was among the first countries to establish diplomatic relations with Bosnia and Herzegovina. 

It has also participated in peace-keeping and peace-building processes in Bosnia and Herzegovina. 


Concurrence on Gaza

On the Gaza war, El-Sisi said he agreed with Bećirović on the crucial need to exert utmost efforts toward de-escalation and reinforcing stability in the Middle East region.

They also urged concerted international efforts to achieve an immediate ceasefire in Gaza and to ensure the flow of humanitarian aid to the strip, he noted.

El-Sisi said they also concurred on the necessity of reaching a political, just, and lasting solution to the Palestinian issue based on the two-state solution and the establishment of an independent and sovereign Palestinian state, along the 4 June 1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as its capital.

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