Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi commences an international tour today, covering visits to Angola, Zambia, and Mozambique.
Ahmed Fahmi, the spokesperson for the Presidency, confirmed that the president’s tour of southern Africa is part of Egypt’s ongoing commitment to intensify communication and coordination with its African counterparts. It also aims to continue strengthening ties with the continent’s nations across various fields, particularly through boosting reciprocal cooperation in economic, trade, and investment sectors. This comes alongside the priority given to African issues in Egypt’s foreign policy.
The spokesperson further detailed that it’s expected for President El-Sisi to hold a series of bilateral discussions with the leaders of the fellow African countries during this tour. The aim of these talks is to explore ways of enhancing bilateral cooperation with Egypt, tackling the concerns of the African continent, discussing developments on issues and regional files of mutual interest, as well as establishing cooperation frameworks to spur development and promote economic integration within the continent.
Adding to the itinerary, the spokesperson mentioned that President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi will participate in the twenty-second summit of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) during his visit to the Zambian capital, Lusaka. This summit is expected to witness the transfer of the rotating chairmanship of the assembly from Egypt to Zambia.