Egypt's Sisi Discusses Strengthening Trade by Boosting Egyptian Business in Eritrea with its President

egypt Tue, Feb. 27, 2024
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi received Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki at the Etihadiya Palace in Cairo.

Ahmed Fahmy, the official spokesman for the Presidency of the Republic, said that the discussions between the two presidents included the president welcoming the visit of the Eritrean president to Egypt.

President Sisi affirmed the interest of both sides in continuing to develop bilateral relations in order to achieve a shift in the level and depth of cooperation between the two sides in various economic, commercial and security fields.

The discussions focused on activating trade exchange between the two countries and enhancing investment flow by supporting the presence of Egyptian companies in the Eritrean market in sectors of interest and priority to both sides, and in which Egyptian companies have comparative advantages and accumulated experience.

The two presidents also discussed the developments taking place in the Horn of Africa, where they agreed on the need to respect the sovereignty of the State of Somalia and support it in rejection to all measures that would diminish this sovereignty.

The situation in Sudan was also discussed, as well as the importance of continuing joint work between Egypt and Eritrea, within the framework of the path of neighboring countries, in order to reach serious solutions to the crisis that lead to a ceasefire, which would put an end to the human suffering that the brotherly Sudanese people are going through, and meet their aspirations.
The official spokesman of the Egyptian Presidency also added that the discussions dealt with the regional situation, most notably developments in the Red Sea, where the two presidents discussed the serious security developments taking place in this region, and stressed the importance of non-escalation and containing the situation.

Both leaders stressed the need to reach an immediate ceasefire in the Gaza Strip in a way that would pave the way for a full and sustainable humanitarian access to the strip, launch the path of a two-state solution and the establishment of an independent Palestinian state in accordance with approved international references.

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi on Saturday posed for a photo op with Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki at the Ittihadiya Presidential Palace.

An official reception ceremony was held to welcome the Eritrean president and the national anthems of both countries were played. The guards of honor were reviewed.