President Abdel Fattah El Sisi received his South Korean counterpart, Moon Jae-in, in Cairo and they held a round of talks at Ittahadiya Palace in eastern Cairo, according to Presidency Spokesperson Bassam Rady.
The two leaders witnessed the signing of trade agreements between Egypt and South Korea and discussed cooperation in the fields of electric cars, water desalination, green hydrogen, and renewable energy sources.
Moon Jae-in’s visit to Cairo, which will last until Friday, is part of a tour of visits to the Middle East that included the UAE and Saudi Arabia.
The South Korean President’s visit to Egypt is the first in 16 years and comes in light of the partnership that was signed between Cairo and Seoul in 2016, said South Korean Ambassador to Egypt, Hong Jin-Wook, in a press conference on Sunday.
This visit was scheduled to be made in March 2021, but it has been postponed due to coronavirus, the ambassador added.
It’s noteworthy that Sisi expressed in March 2020 Egypt’s solidarity with South Korea in the face of coronavirus, saying he was confident that Korea would be able to overcome this ordeal.
He expressed hope of fostering cooperation between the two countries’ health authorities in this regard. This came in a phone call between Sisi and South Korean President Moon Jae-in.