Al-Sisi signed 3 MoU with Zam­bian coun­ter­part to boost bi­lat­eral co­op­er­a­tion

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Pres­i­dent Ab­del Fat­tah Al-Sisi signed three mem­o­ran­dums of un­der­stand­ing (MoU) dur­ing a meet­ing with his Zam­bian coun­ter­part Edgar Lungu on Tues­day.

The MoU were signed to boost co­op­er­a­tion be­tween both coun­tries in the fields of youth, sports, health, medicine, and tourism.

Al-Sisi held a joint press con­fer­ence with his Zam­bian coun­ter­part fol­low­ing re­ceiv­ing him at Al-It­ti­hadiya pres­i­den­tial palace.

In his speech dur­ing the con­fer­ence, Al-Sisi said that the talks with his coun­ter­part in­cluded dis­cus­sions on boost­ing co­op­er­a­tion in var­i­ous as­pects of bi­lat­eral re­la­tions be­tween the two coun­tries, es­pe­cially con­cern­ing trade and in­vest­ment.

“I as­sure you that Egypt at­taches spe­cial im­por­tance to strength­en­ing the economic re­la­tions with Zam­bia, es­pe­cially with the in­creas­ing ac­tive­ness of Egyp­tian com­pa­nies op­er­at­ing in Zam­bia in dif­fer­ent fields, in­clud­ing elec­tric­ity, telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions, and con­struc­tion. I as­sure you that Egypt as­pires to fur­ther co­op­er­a­tion to ex­ploit the op­por­tu­ni­ties avail­able to both coun­tries,” Al-Sisi said.

Both lead­ers agreed to take all mea­sures and steps nec­es­sary to fa­cil­i­tate and in­crease trade be­tween the two coun­tries and en­cour­age joint ven­tures in var­i­ous economic sec­tors.

The pres­i­dent also added that the meet­ing dis­cussed the lat­est devel­op­ments of the African con­ti­nent and ways to en­hance joint African ac­tion.

“We agreed on the im­por­tance of in­ten­si­fy­ing ef­forts to­gether and con­tin­u­ing co­or­di­na­tion and con­sul­ta­tion to ben­e­fit our African con­ti­nent.We also agreed on the im­por­tance of ac­ti­vat­ing ef­forts to achieve the de­sired de­vel­op­ment agenda of 2063, as well as max­imis­ing the util­i­sa­tion of the ex­ist­ing African re­gional groups that in­clude COMESA, to which Egypt and Zam­bia be­long,” he also said.

The meet­ing came within the frame­work of Egypt’s keen­ness to main­tain con­tin­u­ous com­mu­ni­ca­tion and co­or­di­na­tion with its neigh­bours on the African con­ti­nent and to strengthen co­op­er­a­tion in var­i­ous fields.

Pres­i­dent Ab­del Fat­tah Al-Sisi

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