ERITREAN President Isaias Afwerki has arrived in Cairo today afternoon to begin his two-day visit to Egypt at the invitation of President Abdulfatah Al-Sisi.
On arrival at Cairo International Airport, the president was welcomed by the Egyptian Prime Minister, Eng. Ibrahim Mahlab.
In the course of the visit, the President would hold talks with the Egyptian leader and other officials of the country focusing on boosting bilateral ties, economic partnership as well as on issues of human trafficking and terrorism.
The two leaders will also talk on current developments in Africa specially in the Horn of Africa and Somalia and what can be provided by Egypt and Eritrea to support other African issues.
Foreign Minister Osman Saleh and Mr. Yemane Gebreab, Head of Political Affairs at the ruling PFDJ, are accompanying the President in the visit.
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Presidents Isaias and Abdelfatah Al-Sisi Hold Talks Focusing on Fostering Bilateral Relations
(Asmara, 09 September 2014) – President Isaias Afwerki and President Abdel-fattah Al-Sisi of Egypt today held talks focusing on fostering bilateral relations.
The talks were conducted at Al Etihadia Presidential Palace in Cairo, during which the two leaders conducted in-depth discussion on ways and means of reinforcing to the highest level the existing Eritrean-Egyptian ties in the economic, social, political and diplomatic domains.
Moreover, the two leaders agreed on exchange of trade and investment between both countries, in addition to exchanging views as regards the contribution of Eritrea and Egypt in regional and international forums.
Present in the meeting on the Eritrean side were Foreign Minister Osman Saleh and Mr. Yemane Gebreab, Head of Political Affairs at the PFDJ, as well as Mr. Amin Hassan from the Office of the President, and on the Egyptian side the Prime Minister, Eng. Ibrahim Mahlab, the Foreign Minister, Mr. Samih Shukri, and the Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr. Khalid Abdel-Aziz.
It is to be recalled that President Isaias yesterday left for Cairo on working visit at the official invitation of President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi of Egypt.