Egypt's Sisi discusses coronavirus developments with African leaders in online summit

Ahram Online , Thursday 11 Jun 2020

Egypt's Sisi speaks with African leaders in an online video conference (Ahram)

Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi discussed with African leaders the latest developments concerning the coronavirus pandemic in Egypt and Africa on Thursday in an online video conference, the Egyptian presidency said.

 The mini-summit organised by the African Union tackled the results of previous online summits held to discuss the pandemic and its impact on African countries.

During the meeting El-Sisi called for continuing joint African cooperation on the crisis and stressed the necessity to support medical teams in fighting the coronavirus and providing medical supplies.

The Egyptian president also reasserted the importance to face other threats facing the continent besides COVID-19 like terrorism and radical thoughts in addition to the African Development Agenda 2063 goals including development projects.

President El-Sisi mentioned the medical supplies Egypt sent to other African countries in the past few weeks.

The mini-summit discussed the updates to the spread of COVID-19 in Africa and exchanging expertise to fight the virus.

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