Egypt's President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi (R) and Belarus counterpart Alexander Lukashenko (L) during a Cairo meeting (Photo: Screenshot from State TV)
Egypt and Belarus agreed to boost cooperation in the spheres of security, trade, cultural exchange and defence, according to a joint declaration signed between Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi and Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko during the latter's visit to Cairo on Sunday.
During a press conference for the two leaders, Lukashenko invited his Egyptian counterpart to visit Belarus at the soonest possible opportunity, stressing that the amount of mutual agreements signed between the two countries reflect a mutual desire to enhance future cooperation.
Lukashenko affirmed his country's support for Egypt's international policies, aiming to impose security and stability in the region.
The heads of states also noted that terrorism and extremism represent an imminent threat to regional and international security and stability, confirming the need to step up cooperation in the fight against terrorist organisations.
President Lukashenko arrived in Cairo on a two-day visit on Sunday to meet his Egyptian counterpart President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi for bilateral talks.
President Lukashenko is accompanied by a trade delegation representing 40 major Belarusian companies, aiming to look into investment opportunities in Egypt.
The Belarusian president is also scheduled to meet with Egypt's Prime Minister Sherif Ismail and other state officials.
Lukashenko will also take part in the opening of the Belarusian-Egyptian business forum that will coincide with his visit.