Bassam Rady, the spokesman for the presidency, said that President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi held a phone call this evening with Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurtz.
President El-Sisi congratulated the Austrian Chancellor on re-assuming the position of chancellor along with leading the new coalition government in the country.
He assured that he is looking forward to deepening the Egyptian-Austrian friendly relations between Egypt and Austria.
The president praised the advanced level the bilateral relations at various levels during the recent period, especially at the economic and commercial levels.
On the other hand, the Austrian Chancellor expressed his gratitude for the Egyptian president congratulation.
He assured that he and his country appreciate the strong and distinguished relations with Egypt.
He stresses that Austria has the desire to continue to push for joint cooperation at various levels to address the challenges facing the states in the Mediterranean region.
He affirmed that Egypt has more importance in the Middle East and Africa.
In this context, he praised Egypt’s efforts in combating terrorism and illegal immigration successfully compared to the other countries’ look over the Mediterranean Sea.
“Illegal immigrants are as much a threat to Austria as climate change,” according to Sebastian Kurz, the country’s recently re-elected chancellor.
He made clear that he intends to stick to his politics despite now heading a groundbreaking coalition between his conservative People’s Party and the center-left Greens. The pact has been touted as a possible template for moderate conservatives trying to hold power elsewhere in Europe.
In his first interview with international media since taking office last week, Kurz reiterated many of the core tenets of his last government, a coalition with the far-right Freedom Party.
“It is important to protect our environment but it is also important to decide who will live in our country . . . if we do not fight against illegal migration, Europe will not be the same in five, 10 or 20 years,” he told the Financial Times.
“If we do not control who is allowed to come we will not be able to live in security . . . and we will not be able to keep our identity.”
Kurz said he was pleased to have forged a coalition with the Greens in which neither side had sought to “negotiate down . . . their central election promises”, and denied that his partners had been steamrollered in negotiations.