President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi - File Photo
CAIRO - 27 October 2018: Egypt’s State Information Service (SIS) said President Abdel Fattah El Sisi’s upcoming visit to Germany is important at the bilateral level.
President Sisi will discuss with German Chancellor Angela Merkel bilateral relations, the region’s issues, efforts to confront terrorism as well as the refugees file, SIS said in a report Saturday.
“Egypt will lead development march in Africa based on Berlin summit,” it added.
President Sisi’s visit to Berlin is the third of its kind, SIS said, noting that Sisi-Merkel anticipated summit will be the sixth one and their first meeting since the beginning of Merkel’s fourth term in office in March 2018 and Sisi’s second term in power in June 2018.
Sisi’s official state visit to Germany, to last for four days, will include a summit between the two countries' leaders to discuss bilateral cooperation, counter-terrorism efforts, the current conditions in Libya, Syria and Yemen in addition to the coordination of stances with regard to state sponsors of terrorism, it said.
The Egyptian leader is set to hold bilateral meetings with senior German officials and politicians on the sidelines of the visit, it added.
Sisi will also participate in a mini summit with African leaders at the G20 summit at an invitation from Merkel.
SIS noted that the president is scheduled to deliver a speech before the mini summit on Cairo’s vision about means of fostering development efforts in Africa, given that Egypt will chair the African Union in 201