Egypt's Sisi praises special Egyptian-German relations in meeting with Bundestag speaker in Berlin

Ahram Online, Monday 29 Oct 2018

Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi shaking hands with Bundestag Speaker Wolfgang Schäuble in Berlin (Photo: Egypt's Presidential Spokesperson Facebook page)

As part of his four-day visit to Germany, Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi visited on Monday the German parliament (Bundestag) headquarters in Berlin, where he met with parliament speaker Wolfgang Schäuble.

The German parliament speaker praised the special relationship between the Egyptian and German peoples, stressing his country's keenness to support Egypt's efforts to achieve comprehensive development and democracy, Egyptian presidential spokesperson Bassam Rady said.

The Egyptian president stressed the importance of cooperation between the two countries' parliaments by strengthening the role of parliamentary friendship groups in the Bundestag and in the Egyptian House of Representatives, which contributes to enhancing communication between the peoples of the two countries and developing bilateral relations.

El-Sisi and Schäuble discussed the latest developments regarding the restoration of stability and achieving comprehensive development in Egypt, as well as developments in the Middle East and Egypt's vision on fighting terrorism and curbing irregular migration. 

The German parliament speaker expressed his support for the efforts of the Egyptian president to reform religious discourse in Egypt, stressing the importance of the international community standing united to eliminate extremism and terrorism.

El-Sisi arrived in Berlin on Sunday for a four-day official visit, where has met with a number of German officials to discuss issues of mutual concern. 

During his visit, he is expected to participate in the G20 Compact with Africa summit. 

El-Sisi is also scheduled to meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday.

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