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Sisi, European Commission Chief Hold Talks in Cairo


Sat 29 Jun 2024 | 06:48 PM
Sisi and EU Commission Chief
Sisi and EU Commission Chief
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President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi received European Commission Chief Ursula von der Leyen, on the sidelines of Egypt-EU Investment Conference, hosted in Cairo.

Presidency official Spokesman Ahmed Fahmy said that The meeting reaffirmed the depth and strength of Egypt-European relations, which have recently been elevated to the level of a strategic and comprehensive partnership. This reflects the importance that both Egypt and the European Union attach to enhancing their cooperation as a cornerstone for regional integration and stability.

He added that, the Investment Conference represents the first step in implementing this partnership. In this context, the President of the European Commission emphasized that the conference reflects the shared interests of both sides and the EU's commitment to supporting Egypt's development and economic reform trajectory.

The spokesperson also noted that the meeting addressed ways to tackle the increasing regional challenges, particularly the developments in Gaza and their impact on the region's security and stability. 

Moreover, Sisi underlined the necessity of international efforts to achieve an immediate ceasefire and to ensure urgent and intensive humanitarian aid to Gaza to prevent the humanitarian catastrophe faced by the Palestinian people. 

furthermore, he reiterated Egypt's warning about the highly dangerous potential for the conflict to expand and called on the international community to take serious and swift steps to avoid the region descending into a new and unprecedented cycle of conflict. 

In addition, both sides agreed that achieving a comprehensive and just solution to the Palestinian issue based on the two-state solution and in accordance with international legitimacy resolutions remains the best way to ensure lasting stability in the region.