President Abdel Fattah El Sisi met today in New York with the United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson on sidelines of UNGA74.
Sisi expressed his appreciation to the British Prime Minister for constructive dialogue during their meeting on the sidelines of the G7 summit in France last August, according to the Presidency Spokesman Bassam Rady.
Rady said that the meeting discussed efforts to combat terrorism and extremist ideology and cooperation between the two sides in this regard. It also touched on the latest developments in the Middle East, especially the crises in Libya, Syria, and Yemen.
The president expressed his wish for developing the relations between Egypt and Britain. He pointed out the importance of activating the cooperation in various fields, especially economic, political, security and tourism. He expressed his keenness to establish a consultation and coordination on regional and international issues of common interest.
On his part, British Prime Minister stressed his keenness to meet with the President again after the meeting last August in France to continue consultation and coordination on ways to strengthen bilateral relations. He seeks to discuss regional and international developments with Sisi.
Johnson confirmed his country’s determination to upgrade bilateral relations with Egypt at all levels. He praised the Egyptian economic performance and positive developments during the last phase.
The British Prime Minister also expressed his appreciation for Egypt’s role in supporting peace and stability in the Middle East.
The Spokesman added that the meeting witnessed efforts to combat terrorism and extremist ideology and cooperation between the two sides in this regard, through exchanging information and combating terrorist financing.