President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi (R) and President of Burkina Faso Roch Kabore (L) – press photo
CAIRO – 21 May 2017: President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi invited President of Burkina Faso Roch Marc Kabore to visit Egypt soon, during a meeting held Saturday, on the sidelines of Riyadh Summit 2017.
The meeting tackled a number of African challenges facing the continent, notably the threat of terrorism, as well as the necessity to boost bilateral cooperation in the fields of economy and trade, according to a presidential statement.
The two presidents stressed the importance of enhancing joint cooperation "to eradicate terrorist organizations that plagued the region." They also hailed the role played by Al-Azhar in delivering the true image of Islam, by spreading the tolerant principles of Islam across the world.
Sisi expressed his keenness to develop bilateral relations with Burkina Faso in line with Egypt’s efforts to enhance cooperation with all African countries, according to Presidential Spokesperson Alaa Yousef.
For his part, Kabore praised Egypt’s historical role in the African continent, stressing the need for boosting ties between the two countries in different fields.
Sisi and Kabore are on an official visit to Saudi Arabia to take part in the Arab Islamic American Summit scheduled on Sunday, hosting around 55 leaders and representatives from across the Islamic world.
The two-day international summit kicked off Saturday in Riyadh under the slogan “Together We Prevail.” It aims to “renew mutual commitment to global security and further strengthened already deep business, cultural and political ties,” according to Riyadh summit’s official website.
A Saudi - U.S. summit was held Saturday, attended by U.S. President Donald Trump and Saudi King Salman bin Abdel Aziz. Both leaders revealed signing a massive arms deal worth $110 billion.