Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi (R) and South African counterpart Cyril Ramaphosa (L) (photo courtesy of the Egyptian presidency)
Egypt and South Africa agreed to boost relations in various fields, President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi told President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa during a phone call on Friday.
The presidents tackled a host of African affairs and means to enhance economic and developmental cooperation among African nations, Egyptian Presidential Spokesman Bassam Radi said on Friday.
Ramaphosa said South Africa wants to further cooperation with Egypt in a way that serves their nations and supports joint African work to meet the aspirations of peoples of the continent.
El-Sisi hailed the special bilateral relationship, affirming the need to maximise the benefit from their capabilities to activate bilateral cooperation in various fields and contribute to boosting development in Africa.
South Africa, which chairs the presidency of the African Union this year, has been mediating negotiations between Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia to resolve the years-long dispute over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.