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Merkel Discusses Int'l Files with Egypt's Sisi at G7

Sun 25 Aug 2019 | 07:58 PM
Mohamed Emad

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi met this afternoon with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on the sidelines of the G7 summit in Biarritz, France.

The Spokesman for the Presidency, Ambassador Bassam Radi said that the President expressed Egypt's appreciation for the positive developments in the Egyptian-German relations.

The President affirmed Egypt's keenness to further strengthen the frameworks of bilateral cooperation as well as political consultation between the two countries on various regional and international issues, in light of Egypt's current presidency of the African Union and Germany's membership in the UN Security Council.

On her part, the German Chancellor praised the strong relations between Egypt and Germany.

She appreciated the relations between the two countries especially in the fields of economic and trade.

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Merkel affirmed that Egypt is one of Germany's most important partners in the Middle East.

Radi said that the German Chancellor expressed her country's keenness to intensify coordination with Egypt on political issues at the regional and international levels, pointing to what Egypt represents as a key pillar of stability and security in the Middle East and Africa, and the Mediterranean region.

During the meeting, they discussed ways to strengthen in Africa in light of the current Egyptian presidency of the African Union, and the Africa Partnership Initiative with the G20, which was presented by Germany in 2017 and hosts its annual meetings in Berlin.

The meeting also discussed ways to strengthen efforts to combat terrorism, illegal immigration, and developments in the political situation in a number of countries in the region, in particular the Libyan issue, Radi added.