Egypt's Sisi and Gabon's Bongo sign cooperation agreements in Cairo

Ahram Online , Thursday 18 Feb 2016

Sisi and Bongo
Egypt's President Abdel Fatah El-Sisi and his Gabonese counterpart Ali Bongo witnessing the signature of bilateral cooperation protocol (Photo: Al Ahram)

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi received his Gabonese counterpart Ali Bongo at the presidential palace in Cairo on Thursday to sign a number of protocols of bilateral cooperation.

According to state agency MENA, the two leaders signed five protocols of cooperation in the economic, health, education and technical sectors.

"We discussed bilateral relations between both countries and we see a potential in economic cooperation and other sectors," El-Sisi said at a press conference following the talks.

"Egypt will provide Gabon assistance in the agriculture sector while we will gain assistance from them in the fisheries sector," he added. "We also exchanged our views on fighting terrorism, and we discussed the situation in Libya," he said.

The two leaders had agreed to cooperate in terms of coordinating positions regarding the meetings of the African Union and the body's Peace and Security Council.

Last month, Egypt was elected to the African Union's Peace and Security Council on Thursday for a three-year term.

The council is comprised of 15 members, five of whom are elected for a three-year term and the remaining 10 for a two-year term.

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