Egyptian President receives Senegalese counterpart for bilateral talks
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. /APC
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi. /APC
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi on Saturday hosted visiting Senegalese President Macky Sall for talks at the Ittihadia Palace in Cairo.
The two leaders’ talks covered various issues, including the strengthening of bilateral relations and the upcoming African Union summit, during which President Sall is expected to assume the chairmanship of the body.
“As for our consultations today, we discussed ways to foster closer bilateral relations in the coming period in a range of political and economic areas,” President el-Sisi said. “We confirmed our determination to further advance these relations by increasing trade and stimulating mutual investment, and stressed the need to make the most of the launch of the Egyptian-Senegalese Businessmen Council.”
The Egyptian leader expressed his confidence in the next mandate of his Senegalese counterpart at the head of the AU.
President el-Sisi urged President Sall to focus on guiding the continent through the challenges it currently faces, including the COVID-19 pandemic and the threat of extremism and terrorism.
The Egyptian President noted that their discussions also highlighted the need for concerted continental efforts to ensure that vaccines are accessible to all African countries.
Other issues that were discussed included climate change and the 27th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 27) to the UNFCCC.