Sisi, Biden meet on sidelines of Jeddah Security and Development Summit



Sat, 16 Jul 2022 - 09:54 GMT


Sat, 16 Jul 2022 - 09:54 GMT

CAIRO – 16 July 2022: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met on Saturday with his US counterpart, Joe Biden, ahead of the Jeddah Security and Development Summit.

Details about the meeting are expected to be disclosed shortly.

The presidents held two phone calls over the past year against the backdrop of the Israeli-Palestinian tensions and the Egypt-brokered ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinian factions in the Gaza enclave.

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman received on Saturday President Sisi upon landing at the Jeddah airport to attend the Jeddah Summit.

The summit is taking place on Saturday, 16 July, between leaders of Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, the Gulf Cooperation Council countries and the United States.

Egyptian Presidency’s Spokesman Bassam Rady said Sisi’s participation in the Jeddah Summit comes within the framework of Egypt's keenness to develop partnership between the Arab countries and the US in a way that meets the aspirations and interests of current and future generations of the peoples of the region.

The president’s visit also comes within the framework of enhancing joint efforts to confront regional and global challenges as well as consultation and coordination on efforts to maintain regional and international security and stability.

It also seeks to strengthen and develop distinguished historical relations with all countries participating in the summit, the spokesman noted.

President Sisi will hold a number of bilateral meetings with the leaders participating in the Jeddah Summit in order to discuss ways to enhance bilateral relations as well as the latest developments on the regional and international levels.

The Saudi Crown Prince and Biden held an official talks session at Al-Salam palace in Jeddah on Friday and also chaired an expanded meeting for the two sides.

They discussed the aspects of cooperation between the two countries in a number of fields, as well as ways to confront challenges in the region and the world.

Biden said Friday he will meet heads of state of nine Middle East countries on Saturday to discuss investing in the infrastructure field.

The meeting will mull collaboration with partners for multi-billion-dollar investment in infrastructure.



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