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Sisi winds up four-day visit to Austria

Wed, Dec. 19, 2018
VIENNA, 19 December 2018: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi left Vienna for Cairo Wednesday, winding up a successful four-day visit to Austria during which he met with senior Austrian officials whose country assumes the chairmanship of the European Union and took part in Africa-Europe High-Level Forum.

Sisi held talks with Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz on boosting bilateral relations, especially trade and economic ones, and encouraging major Austrian companies to increase their investments in Egypt.

He held talks with Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen on bilateral relations and other issues of mutual interest.

Sisi and the Austrian Chancellor attended the signing of a number of memorandums of understanding and cooperation agreements between Egypt and Austria following a session of talks attended by both delegations.

The first memorandum for investment was signed by Minister of Investment and International Cooperation Dr Sahar Nasr and Austrian Minister of Finance Hartwig Löger.

They also signed another memo on cooperation in the field of entrepreneurship and small investors and a third on cooperation in promoting free zones.

Egyptian Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Dr Khaled Abdel Ghaffar and Austrian Minister of Education, Science and Research Dr Heinz Fassmann signed a memo in the field of higher education and scientific research.

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukri and the Austrian secretary general for innovation and technology signed a memo on cooperation in the technology and innovation field.

the two countries also signed a memo on cooperation in the railways and infrastructure domains.

Abdel Ghaffar and his Austrian counterpart signed a memo between Sinai University in the New Administrative Capital and the Austrian MODUL University and another cooperation memo between the Medical University of Vienna and Nahda University in Beni Sueif.

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