Egyptian and Uzbek economic reform experiences are similar: Egypt's Sisi

Ahram Online, MENA, Wednesday 5 Sep 2018

Uzbek and Egypt
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi and Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev (Photo: Egyptian presidency)

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi said on Wednesday that he discussed with his Uzbek counterpart President Shavkat Mirziyoyev in the Uzbek capital, Tashkent about how similar the Egyptian and Uzbek experiences in economic reforms were.

In a press conference held at the presidential Uzbek palace Wednesday morning following his talks with President Mirziyoyev, the Egyptian president thanked his Uzbek counterpart, government, and people for the warm reception he received.

"We succeeded in this visit in signing a number of agreements that will without a doubt contribute in creating a rapprochement between two great nations whose history and interests in technology gathered between them,” president Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi said.

El-Sisi also revealed that that Egypt was ready to cooperate with Uzbekistan in sectors including energy and car manufacturing.

"We also discussed ways to boost tourism and cultural exchanges between the two countries as well the necessity to boost the economic relations to reach political bilateral relations, in addition to boosting military and security cooperation and counter-terrorism efforts," El-Sisi said.

The Egyptian and Uzbek presidents issued a joint statement following the talks between the two presidents stating that the two countries were seeking to enhance joint cooperation in all industries.  

El-Sisi also invited Mirziyoyev to visit Egypt.

The Egyptian president arrived in Tashkent on Tuesday night where he was received by President Mirziyoyev.

Tashkent is the last stop in El-Sisi's short Asian tour that started last week in Bahrain, followed by a visit to China where he participated in the Chinese-African Cooperation Summit. 


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