President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi and President of the European Council Donald Tusk on the sidelines of the Arab-European Summit held in Sharm El Sheikh. February 24, 2019. Press Photo
CAIRO – 25 February 2019: “Trade, security and climate change are amongst the two most important things for us to cooperate on,” stated Donald Tusk, President of the European Council.
On the Arab side and the European side, it is important for us to move forward and take positive steps towards cooperation and progress, Tusk explains. “We need to do this through innovation […] we need to face the ever-changing world.”
More cooperation is needed to face poverty, hunger, terrorism, and so many other things, he explained. “We are adamant on working together to face these issues,” Tusk stated.
Although the three things that need cooperation are trade, security and climate change, it is vital to work on other things as well, like those that have been mentioned, to move forward.
“The actions that will follow this summit are far louder than our words,” Tusk continued. It is important for all societies and countries to work together and to reach the important goals that will allow us to move forward, explained Tusk.
The closing ceremony of the summit saw both Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, and President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, Egypt’s President, giving speeches.
The European Union (EU)-Arab League (AL) summit, which started on Sunday, February 24, in the presence of tens of presidents, kings, prime ministers, ministers and high level personnel from different countries from the Arab and European regions, has come to an end on Monday.
Sisi inaugurated on Sunday the 1st European Union (EU)-Arab League (AL) summit, which will be focusing on strengthening regional security and stability and enhancing cooperation and partnership.