politics : Egypt’s President Al-Sisi, Equatorial Guinea’s Vice President discuss bilateral cooperation, regional Issues

Friday 14 June 2024 02:00 AM

Nafeza 2 world - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi met with Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, Vice President of Equatorial Guinea, and his accompanying delegation in Cairo on Wednesday. The delegation included the Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Security, Health, and Agriculture.

Vice President Mangue conveyed a letter from President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo expressing deep appreciation for Egypt and extending an invitation to President Al-Sisi to visit Equatorial Guinea. President Al-Sisi welcomed the invitation, with the date to be determined through diplomatic channels.

During his visit, Vice President Mangue met with the Egyptian Prime Minister and several ministers to discuss ways to enhance economic cooperation and trade between the two countries. He praised Egypt’s development progress, highlighting its contribution to the African continent.

President Al-Sisi affirmed Egypt’s commitment to strengthening cooperation with African nations and highlighted potential opportunities for joint investments between the private sectors of both countries.

He emphasized priority areas for Equatorial Guinea, including infrastructure, urban development, energy, transportation, health, and medicine.

Vice President Mangue expressed interest in leveraging Egypt’s expertise in eliminating hepatitis C.

The meeting also addressed continental and regional issues, with President Al-Sisi commending Equatorial Guinea’s support for the Palestinian cause and outlining Egyptian efforts to achieve a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip.

Additionally, the leaders exchanged views on the situation in Africa and efforts to promote peace and security to support comprehensive development across the continent.

The Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sameh Shoukry, also attended the meeting.

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