Egypt's Sisi and Gambian President Barrow discuss strengthening bilateral coordination

Ahram Online , Saturday 1 Jun 2019

President El-Sisi and Gambian president Adama Barrow during their meeting in Mecca on Friday (photo courtesy of Presidential spokesperson)

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi affirmed to Gambian president Adama Barrow during their meeting in Mecca late Friday night Egypt's keenness on strengthening coordination with Gambia in all fields.

In a statement, Presidential spokesperson Bassam Rady said El-Sisi stressed to President Barrow Egypt's full readiness to support Gambia in the agriculture and land reclamation fields, and transfer its expertise to Gambia.

The Egyptian president told the Gambian president he values the distinguished brotherly relations that bind Egypt with Gambia in various political, cultural and religious dimensions.

From his side, Barrow expressed his deep appreciation and thanks to El-Sisi and the Egyptian government for supporting his country in establishing several development projects.

The Gambian president highlighted his country's aspiration to enhance the bilateral relations with Egypt at various levels, especially in the fields of trade exchange, as well as Gambia's interest in attracting Egyptian direct investments and technical support.

Barrow praised the Egyptian efforts to promote social development and economic growth for African countries.

Rady added that the meeting also discussed African issues, including the situation in the West Africa region, in the light of Egypt's current presidency of the African Union (AU) for 2019.

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