President Abdel Fattah El Sisi received, at his residence in New York, Sierra Leone's president Julius Maada Bio, on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, Egypt’s presidency spokesperson Bassam Radi said.
President Sisi praised the strong relations between Egypt and Sierra Leone, especially in light of the importance of Sierra Leone in the West African region, which has a direct impact on the Egyptian national security.
He stressed Egypt's readiness to strengthen bilateral cooperation with the Sierra Leone at all levels to support its development efforts, in addition to receiving more Sierra Leonean cadres to participate in capacity building programs supervised by the Egyptian Agency of Partnership for Development in various fields, according to the needs of the Sierra Leonean side.
On his part, the President of Sierra Leone expressed his country's aspiration to develop bilateral relations with Egypt at various levels, especially in the fields of trade exchange, attracting direct Egyptian investments, technical support and joint security and military coordination.
In this regard, he praised Egypt's role in contributing to the social development and economic growth of African countries through sharing its experiences.
The two presidents discussed the developments of a number of continental files, especially in light of the Egyptian presidency of the African Union. They agreed to continue consultation and joint coordination on the developments of these files, including the situation in the West African region.
Noteworthy, President Abdel Fattah El Sisi arrived on Saturday morning in New York to participate in the 74th General Assembly of the United Nations (UNGA74).