President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi with his Ugandan counterpart Yoweri Museveni - Photo courtesy of YouTube
CAIRO – 8 May 2018: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi said that he discussed several issues of mutual concern regarding Africa and the Nile River during his talks with his Ugandan counterpart, Yoweri Museveni, on Tuesday.
He added during a joint press conference with Museveni that the coming period will witness excessive cooperation between the two countries in several fields, including investment, confronting terrorism, sustainable development and the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.
Sisi affirmed that he explained Egypt’s point of view about several issues regarding water security. He thanked his Ugandan counterpart for the historical visit and promised to visit his country as soon as possible per his invitation.
Earlier, Sisi received the Ugandan leader at Al-Ittihadiya Presidential Palace and several cooperation agreements were signed between the two countries.
Museveni’s visit is aimed at discussing ways to promote bilateral relations, in line with Egypt’s keenness to coordinate and cooperate with its brotherly African countries in different fields.
In June 2017, Sisi visited Uganda to participate in the Nile Basin Summit; several talks were held between Sisi and his Ugandan counterpart on the sidelines of the summit. Sisi’s first presidential visit to Uganda was in December 2016, where the two leaders praised the long-historical relations between the two countries and affirmed that efforts will be exerted to enhance the two countries’ relations and cooperation.