President Abdel Fattah El Sisi welcomed Thursday at Ettahadiya Palace President Umaro Sissoco Embaló, President of the Republic of Guinea-Bissau, where the official reception ceremony was held, the honor guard was displayed, and the national anthems were played.
The two leaders held individual discussions, followed by expanded discussions between the delegations of the two countries.
The Egyptian president manifested that this visit represents an important opportunity to strengthen bilateral relations, especially in light of the importance that Guinea-Bissau occupies in the West African region.
He also affirmed Egypt’s readiness to strengthen bilateral cooperation with Guinea-Bissau at all levels to support its development efforts, especially trade exchange, investment and infrastructure development, in addition to receiving Guinean cadres to participate in capacity-building and technical support programs that are supervised by the Egyptian Agency for Partnership for Development in different fields, according to the needs of the Guinean side.
For his part, President Embaló expressed his sincere thanks and appreciation for the warm reception and generous hospitality, stressing his country’s mutual aspiration to develop bilateral relations with Egypt at various levels, especially in the areas of trade exchange, attracting direct Egyptian investments, technical support, and joint security and military coordination.
He praised, in this regard, the Egyptian experience “inspirational and its pivotal role” in contributing to achieving comprehensive development, economic growth, and maintaining peace and security in Africa by participating in the diverse Egyptian expertise and harnessing its distinct potentials.
Rady added that the discussions were held on the latest developments in Guinea-Bissau, as Sisi expressed Egypt’s welcome to the developments taking place under the leadership of President Embaló, stressing Egypt’s readiness to provide all possible means of support to consolidate stability in Guinea-Bissau and to support it in various continental and international forums.
The meeting also discussed developments related to a number of continental files, as it was agreed to continue consultation and joint coordination on the developments of these files, including those related to efforts to combat terrorism, extremist ideology and illegal immigration in the African continent, as well as the situation in the West African region.
“The two presidents held a joint press conference, and Sisi delivered a speech on this occasion,” Rady added.