Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, left, meets Singapore President Tony Tan, at the Istana, or Presidential Palace, Monday, Aug. 31, 2015 (AP)
President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi invited Monday Singaporean President Tony Tan and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to visit Egypt, state news agency MENA reported.
Egyptian ambassador to Singapore Fatma Galal said the Singaporean president welcomed the invitation and that the prime minister will accept it after Singapore’s legislative elections take place on 11 September.
The Singaporean and Egyptian presidents met Monday in Singapore's presidential palace, Istana, followed by a meeting of the two country's delegations to discuss regional issues, including fighting terrorism, as well as ways to strengthen bilateral relations.
Sisi also met with Singapore's prime minister to explore ways of cooperation in the fields of energy, water, technical education, investment and maritime ports.
The Egyptian president started his tour Sunday by visiting Singapore's largest desalination power plant.
The visit to the plant came with the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between Egypt’s Suez Canal Authority head, Mohab Mamish, and Olivia Lum, CEO of Singaporean company, Hyflux Ltd, with El-Sisi in attendance.
The MOU was signed for desalination and electricity production projects in Egypt, state-owned news agency MENA reported.
El-Sisi is accompanied on his trip by Egypt's Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry, Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation Hossam Eldin Moghazy, and Minister of Investment Ashraf Salman.