U.S. President Biden expresses support for Egypt’s water rights



Sat, 12 Nov 2022 - 05:30 GMT


Sat, 12 Nov 2022 - 05:30 GMT



CAIRO – 11 November 2022:  The U.S. President Joe Biden expressed his support for Egypt’s water rights during meeting with President Abdel Fattah al Sisi Friday on the sidelines of COP27, Friday.

According to the White House, President Biden expressed the United States’ solidarity with Egypt in the face of the global economic and food security challenges caused by Russia’s war on Ukraine, as well as his support for Egypt’s water rights.

Biden congratulated President El Sisi on hosting COP 27, and the two leaders reaffirmed their commitment to accelerating global efforts to tackle the climate crisis.

President Biden and President El Sisi also emphasized their mutual commitment to the multifaceted U.S.-Egypt strategic partnership.

During their meeting, Biden raised the importance of human rights and respect for fundamental freedoms. The two leaders also consulted on regional security challenges, opportunities to de-escalate conflicts, and the decades-long U.S.-Egypt defense partnership.

According to Spokesman for the Presidency Bassam Rady, President Sisi looked forward to strengthening coordination and consultation between the two sides on various political, security and regional issues, as well as continuing to promote and strengthen this partnership across various fields of cooperation within the framework of mutual respect and common interest.

The meeting touched on developments pertinent to the Palestinian issue and tackled combating terrorism and extremism.

President El Sisi stressed the firm will of the state, government and people to continue diligent efforts to confront this scourge and undermine its security and ideological threats.

 The Spokesman added that the two presidents exchanged views on a number of regional and international issues, especially the Russian-Ukrainian crisis along with developments in Libya, Yemen and Syria.

President El-Sisi confirmed that reaching political settlements for these crises is based mainly on consolidating the concept of the nation-state and ending the presence of foreign mercenaries and militias in the region.

The meeting also touched on the issue of the Renaissance Dam, as President Sisi affirmed Egypt's adherence to preserving its water security for the current and future generations by reaching a legally binding agreement for filling and operating the dam that guarantees Egypt's water security, in accordance with the principles of international law to achieve the common interests of all parties, and hence the importance of the US role to undertake an influential role in resolving this crisis.




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