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Wrap-up: What Sisi is Doing in Glasgow's COP-26 (Photos)


Tue 02 Nov 2021 | 10:40 AM
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On the sidelines of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP-26) in Glasgow, President Abdel Fattah El Sisi held many bilateral talks with Arab and world leaders.

Wrap-up: What Sisi Do in Glasgow's COP-26? (Photos)

He met with Prime Minister of the Libyan Government, Abdul Hamid Dbeibah, President of Armenia, Armen Sarkissian, Kuwait's Prime Minister, Sabah al-Khalid Al-Sabah, Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, Lebanese Prime Minister, Najib Mikati, Palestinian Prime Minister, Mohammad Shtayyeh, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and President of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Felix Tshisekedi.

During his talks with the British Premier, Sisi lauded the recent progress in bilateral relations in all fields; stressing that Egypt looks forward to bolstering bilateral cooperation with Britain in the coming period, and to enhancing political coordination and exchange of views with regard to various issues of mutual interest.

Wrap-up: What Sisi Do in Glasgow's COP-26? (Photos)

On his part, Johnson welcomed Sisi's visit to Glasgow, and valued the current firm bonds between Egypt and Britain as well as the growing momentum in the two countries' relations.

The UK Prime Minister affirmed that Egypt is a key partner of Britain in the Middle East, and looked forward to strengthening bilateral relations in an array of fields.

He also expressed his appreciations and congratulations to the President for Egypt’s achievements and ambitious developmental efforts. He underscored Britain’s support for these efforts under the leadership of President Sisi.

"The two leaders agreed on opening up new prospects of cooperation between the two countries, and on enhancing the engagement of Britain in the priorities of Egypt’s development plans," said Presidency Spokesperson Bassam Rady.

Sisi and Johnson also discussed ways to support bilateral cooperation across various fields, especially investment, security, military, and intelligence areas and the tourism, health, and education sectors.

The talks also tackled the latest developments in the global climate position," Rady added.

Sisi expressed his appreciation for the efforts Britain has exerted to ensure convening the global climate summit despite all difficulties due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on international meetings.

"The President affirmed Egypt’s position in support of Britain’s presidency of the conference, stressing its confidence that the conference will yield balanced outcomes for the benefit of all parties," the spokesman noted.

Rady reaffirmed that Egypt seeks to host COP-27 in 2022 following the end of Britain’s presidency.

Wrap-up: What Sisi Do in Glasgow's COP-26? (Photos)

In the meantime, Sisi and President of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Felix Tshisekedi, expressed their satisfaction at the outstanding level of their countries’ bilateral relations, at the level of political consultations and coordination as well as economic cooperation.

Wrap-up: What Sisi Do in Glasgow's COP-26? (Photos)

The Congolese President extended his gratitude to President Sisi for Egypt’s ongoing support for his country during this important phase of its history, constituting a model of cooperation, consultation and mutual support among African countries.

Moreover, Sisi lauded the Democratic Republic of Congo’s efforts during its chairmanship of the African Union to achieve the developmental aspirations of the African continent and promote its issues and positions in international fora.

He also valued endeavors to settle the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam crisis. Sisi reiterated Egypt’s firm position regarding this issue as well as its vision, which is based on actively engaging in negotiations aimed at reaching a legally binding agreement regarding the filling and operation of the dam, under the umbrella of the African Union and in consistency with the resolution issued by the United Nation’s Security Council regarding this matter.

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