Egyptian president, Bulgaria PM discuss boosting defense, security, counterterrorism relations



Fri, 18 Feb 2022 - 03:26 GMT


Fri, 18 Feb 2022 - 03:26 GMT

CAIRO – 18 February 2022: President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi and Bulgarian Prime Minister Kiril Petkov discussed means of advancing bilateral relations between the two countries, especially in the fields of defense, security and counterterrorism as well as economy.

This comes in light of the fact that Egypt is Bulgaria's largest trading partner in the region of Africa and the Middle East as well as Egyptian efforts to improve the climate business, encourage the private sector, and attract foreign direct investment.

The remarks were made in a meeting between Sisi and Petkov on the sidelines of the Sixth European Union – African Union Summit in Brussels.

Sisi stressed Egypt’s keenness to enhance cooperation with Bulgaria especially in the fields of trade exchange, tourism, industry, and agriculture, Presidential Spokesman Bassam Radi said.

The Egyptian president congratulated the Bulgarian prime minister on assuming his duties last December, stressing the strength of relations between the two friendly countries.

Petkov affirmed his country's keenness to develop and strengthen its relations with Egypt, especially with what it represents as a pivotal pillar for the stability and security of the Middle East and the Mediterranean region.

He also affirmed Bulgaria’s aspiration to continue coordination and consultation with Egypt through joint committees to develop aspects of cooperation.

Sisi also shed light on the opportunities offered by the major development projects being implemented in Egypt, especially the Suez Canal axis and the New Administrative Capital.



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