Egypt's Sisi starts third Asian tour on Friday

Ahram Online , Thursday 25 Feb 2016

The Egyptian president will visit Kazakhstan, Japan and South Korea

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi receives flowers from a young Chinese girl on arrival at Beijing airport, China, December 22, 2014 (Photo: Al-Ahram)

Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi will begin on Friday an Asian tour that will include Kazakhstan, Japan and South Korea, a statement from his office announced on Thursday.

This will be El-Sisi's third trip to Asia since his election in 2014; he visited Singapore and Indonesia in August 2015, and China in late 2014.

In Kazakhstan, El-Sisi will meet President Nursultan Nazarbayev and Prime Minister Karim Massimov where they will discuss bilateral relations between the two countries as well as efforts to fight terrorism and radicalism, the statement added. 

The Egyptian president will also address Nazarbayev University in a speech about political and economic developments in Egypt and the region. 

Following his visit to the central Asian country, El-Sisi will head to Japan where he will meet Japanese Emperor Akihito and Japanese PM Shinzo Abe. The two will exchange views on how they can enforce political and economic cooperation between their respective countries.

In Japan El-Sisi will also meet the head of the Japan International Cooperation Agency as well as Tokyo's governor. 

Egypt's president will also hold a meeting with Japanese businessmen and will attend an economic forum organised by the Egyptian-Japanese business council. 

El-Sisi will end his Asian tour in South Korea where he will meet South Korean President Park Geun-hye and South Korean PM Hwang Kyo-ahn, as well the head of the South Korean parliament. 

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi will also meet representatives and CEOs of South Koreans corporations, in addition to attending a meeting of the Egyptian-Korean business council.

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