U.S. president Biden arrives in Egypt for 1st time since assuming office



Fri, 11 Nov 2022 - 02:42 GMT


Fri, 11 Nov 2022 - 02:42 GMT

CAIRO – 11 November 2022: The U.S. president Joe Biden has arrived Sharm El Sheikh, Friday, in his first visit to Egypt since assuming office in January 2021.
Biden was received by Minister of Planning and Economic Development Hala El Said at Sharm El Sheikh Airport. Shortly latter he met with President Abdel Fattah al Sisi.
During their meeting President Abdel Fattah al Sisi stresses depth of strategic relations with the United States. He also noted that Egypt launched a "comprehensive strategy" to address human rights issues along with another initiative for national dialogue.
Sisi said that the Egyptian-American relations are strong and extends for more than four decades.
President Sisi stressed during meeting with Biden that Egypt has a presidential pardon committee, to consider 'whoever deserve to be pardoned'.
The U.S. President Joe Biden thanked Egypt for playing the mediating role in Gaza developments and hoped that relations with Egypt will be stronger by the end of his visit.
Biden also thanked Egypt for speaking firmly regarding the Russian-Ukrainian war and playing such a vital rule in this regard.

Biden came to Sharm El Sheikh to join other global leaders at the 2022 UN Climate Change Conference (COP27).

“We're living in a decisive decade – one in which we have an opportunity to prove ourselves and advance the global climate fight. Let this be a moment where we answer history’s call. Together,” Biden said.

This comes a day after Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El Sisi received in Sharm El Sheikh on Thursday Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi and her accompanying delegation on sidelines of COP27.

According to presidency Spokesperson Bassam Rady, Pelosi congratulated President Sisi on the ‘outstanding organization’ of COP27, praising the depth of joint cooperation between the two countries and stressing great importance that the US attaches to relations with Egypt.

President Sisi assured Pelosi that Egypt continues to combat terrorism and extremist ideology that incites violence, destruction, sabotage and the demolition of countries.

Rady stated that the meeting witnessed a one-on-one session with Pelosi, which was followed by an expanded session of talks that included her accompanying delegation.

President Sisi welcomed Pelosi’s visit to Egypt and asserted keenness to strengthen relations in all aspects, within a framework of mutual respect and common interest.




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