President Abdel Fatah el-Sisi - File photo
CAIRO - 15 August 2017: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi stressed the importance of “coexistence between the different human groups,” on the sidelines of his state visit to Kigali, capital of Rwanda which started on Tuesday.
Sisi arrived in Kigali, Rwanda, on Tuesday where he was received by the Rwandan President Paul Kagame and senior Rwandan officials, and was accorded an official reception.
Sisi also expressed his condolences for the victims of the massacres that took place in Rwanda in the 1990s after visiting the memorial and the museum attached to it, which documented what had happened.
Sisi also stressed the need for “cooperation, dialogue and peace as a common language among nations,” hoping that such horrific acts would not recur and that peace would prevail all around the world, presidential spokesman Alaa Yousef said.
, which started on Monday will last for four days, and is set to include Tanzania, Rwanda, Gabon and Chad.
During this new trip, Sisi will meet with the heads of state and top officials of the four African countries. He will also preside over several bilateral meetings, in affirmation of the strong ties of partnership that are gaining momentum between Egypt and other African countries.
Since President Sisi came to power in 2014, he has paid several visits to African
countries, a move which helped to spur Egyptian-African trade exchanges, investments, economic partnership and cooperation in various sectors such as agriculture, fisheries, vocational training, banking, mining and human development.
The present tour clearly shows Egypt’s determination to bolster ties with African countries facing major development challenges amid regional and international economic and political turmoil.
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