Egypt keen on promoting economic cooperation with Guinea
Monday, April 8, 2019
Egypt keen on promoting economic cooperation with Guinea

Egypt State Information Service – Egypt

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi asserted Egypt's keenness on bolstering economic and commercial cooperation with Guinea in order to promote regional and African integration.

Sisi made the remarks during a meeting on Sunday 7/4/2019 with his Guinean counterpart Alpha Condé.

Sisi added that Egypt is looking forward to developing Gamal Abdel Nasser University in Conakry to be a beacon of education and culture.

Sisi underlined Egypt is seeking to enhance cooperation with Guinea to promote development and stability, especially as the joint committee meeting is due to convene at the foreign ministers' level in September.

He added that Egypt will continue offering technical support for Guinea, especially with regard to military and security training of Guinean cadres, in line with a military cooperation protocol signed in November.

Meanwhile, the Guinean president welcomed Sisi's historical visit which is the first by an Egyptian president in more than five decades, Egyptian Presidential Spokesman Bassam Radi said.

Condé commended the key Egyptian role, especially in view of Egypt's presidency of the African Union.

Sisi hailed the distinguished bilateral ties, the spokesman said, noting that the talks tackled energy issues in Africa as Condé will be in charge of activating the Africa Renewable Energy Initiative (AREI).

Sisi stressed his support for the Guinean president to render the initiative successful.

The talks also tackled an array of regional issues of mutual concern, especially upgrading the AU under Egypt's presidency.

The Guinean president voiced full support for Egypt's efforts to develop the AU, the spokesman said.

Sisi accentuated that Egypt is adamant to make use of all its potentials and expertise to push forward joint African action.

The talks highlighted the importance of promoting peace and security in Africa, calling for forging a vision on confronting terrorism and organized crime.

At the end of the talks, the two leaders signed a number of memos for beefing up bilateral cooperation in the fields of culture, sports, media and trade.