Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi discussed means to boost Egypt-Norway relations with Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg on Monday, the Egyptian presidency said, adding that the talks focused on the trade and tourism sectors.
In a meeting held on the sidelines of the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, El-Sisi and Solberg discussed ways to increase bilateral cooperation in the fields of energy, marine shipping, fishing and oil services.
The two leaders talked about the latest developments in the Middle East and Africa, and Solberg expressed her appreciation of Egypt's efforts to reach political settlements for regional challenges.
El-Sisi also discussed Egyptian-Belgian relations with Belgian PM Charles Michel on the sidelines of the UNGA on Monday, the Egyptian presidency stated.
El-Sisi and Michel talked about regional developments in the Middle East, especially the efforts to revive the Middle East peace process between the Palestinians and Israelis. The two leaders discussed Egypt's efforts to combat illegal immigration.
The Egyptian president congratulated Michel for succeeding Donald Tusk as the president-elect of the European Council.