President El-Sisi during his meeting with the Romanian delegation in Cairo on Saturday (Photo courtesy of Presidental Spokesperson)
President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi was awarded on Saturday an honorary doctorate from a visiting delegation of the Bucharest University of Economic Studies headed by the university president.
The president received the honorary degree in recognition of his leading role in steering the country out of turmoil onto the path of development by adopting radical structural reforms at the economic and social levels, the delegation noted.
Earlier in June 2019, El-Sisi received another honorary doctorate from the Bucharest University of Economic Studies during his official visit to Romania.
According to a statement by Bassam Rady, the Romanian delegation applauded the effective role played by El-Sisi to promote Egyptian-Romanian ties especially at the academic and cultural levels.
Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Khaled Abdel Ghaffar attended the meeting.
Welcoming the academic delegation to Cairo, President Sisi asked them to convey his greetings to Romanian President Klaus Iohannis, commending the growing ties between both countries, which date back over a century ago, Rady said.
The president underlined the need to maintain constant coordination in light of Romania's outgoing presidency of the Council of the European Union, its current membership of the EU troika as well as the Egyptian chairmanship of the African Union.
The meeting took up means of boosting educational and cultural cooperation through establishing joint scientific research and scholarship programs and a twinning agreement to facilitate academic cooperation between the University Bucharest and its Egyptian counterparts, the spokesman added.