President Abdel Fattah El Sisi met on Wednesday Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, Egypt’s presidency spokesperson Bassam Radi said.
The President congratulated Zelensky on becoming Ukrainian president and praised the stable bilateral relations between the two countries, and the growth of these relations witnessed in the recent times, especially in the economic, trade and tourism sectors, Ambassador Bassam Radi added.
The meeting also discussed ways of boosting relations between the two countries in many bilateral fields, including coordination in the situation of Egyptian students in Ukraine.
Sisi called the Ukrainian side to take the necessary measures to protect the interests of the students.
On his part, the Ukrainian President hailed the close ties between the two countries, stressing his country's intention to boost bilateral relations with Egypt in all its forms, as well as the continuation of consultation and coordination on issues of mutual interest, especially in light of pivotal Egyptian role in the Middle East and Africa.
"The presidents also discussed the latest developments in the region and exchanged views on many regional issues including the peace process, and the situation in Syria, Libya and Yemen," Radi added.
Sisi arrived in New York on Friday to participate in the 74th session of the UN General Assembly, with a busy schedule that included participating in a number of high-level conferences and meetings with world leaders.
The president will also discuss a number of African issues during his speech in light of Egypt’s chairmanship of the African Union.
He participated in a number of high-level forums which addressed the current challenges facing the international community.
Sisi held a number of meetings with world leaders on the sidelines of the 74th session, where he discussed and exchanged viewpoints on boosting bilateral ties with Egypt in various fields.