FILE - President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi reacts after delivering a speech at the lower house of parliament in Tokyo on February 29, 2016 - Reuters
CAIRO - 27 October: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi on Saturday stressed the importance of Germany's ties with Egypt in light of distinguished relations between both countries.
The president's remarks came during his meeting with a Bundestag (German federal parliament) delegation under Chairman of the parliament's Committee on Economic Cooperation and Development Peter Ramsauer.
The meeting was attended by Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli, the ministers of foreign affairs, trade and industry in addition to the German ambassador in Cairo.
The president welcomed the delegation members, asserting Egypt's commitment to promoting bilateral cooperation at various levels to achieve mutual interests, said Presidential Spokesman Bassem Rady.
He also shed light on the economic achievements attained since the national economic reform program was launched, the spokesman added.
The meeting also took up means of reforming the educational system in Egypt.
On that score, Ramsauer stressed the parliament's keenness on boosting bilateral cooperation in the fields of education, health and empowerment of youth.
Illegal migration was also among the issues covered during the meeting.
Sisi emphasized that Egypt exerts strenuous efforts to face the problem of illegal migration through tightening security along its borders.