Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi received on Tuesday the South African President Cyril Ramaphosa at the presidential residence in Heliopolis, where they held bilateral talks, followed by an expanded meeting for officials from the two countries.
In a joint press conference, the two presidents discussed the results of those meetings.
Sisi welcomed the South African president and his accompanying delegation, expressing his deep appreciation of the relations between Egypt and South Africa in its pursuit of liberation and independence.
They discussed upgrading these relations to strategic cooperation within political and economic fields, alongside increasing the rates of trade exchange and encouraging investments in both countries.
With the talks hailed as fruitful, Sisi hoped the visit would contribute towards pushing further security and stability, achieving development and prosperity and improving existing cooperation between both countries.
Sisi also agreed with his South African counterpart on working to enhance relations between the African continent’s countries – intensifying political consultation regarding urgent issues on the African arena to enhance security through the peaceful settlement of conflicts.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm