Sisi receives National Order of Merit from Guinea
Monday, April 8, 2019
Sisi receives National Order of Merit from Guinea

Egypt State Information Service – Egypt

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi has received the National Order of Merit from Guinea during his visit to the African country.

Guinean President Alpha Condé held a dinner banquet in honor of Sisi on his "historic" visit to Conakry, presidential spokesman Bassam Radi said.

It has been more than 50 years since an Egyptian leader last visited Guinea, Condé said.

He hailed as "special" relations between his country and Egypt, which plays a pivotal role to achieve security, stability and sustainable development in the continent.

Condé was particularly thankful to Egyptian efforts that helped push forward joint African action in light of Egypt's presidency of the AU.

Sisi greatly appreciated the National Order of Merit that he received from Guinea, believing it embodies historical ties between the two countries and peoples, Radi said.

He pressed for African solidarity in the face of current challenges and urged hard work to achieve social and economic justice in the continent, the spokesman added.

Sisi invited Condé to visit Egypt in the near future.