File- FILE - German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi shake hands following a news conference at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany June 3, 2015. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch
OSAKA, Japan - 28 June 2019: Egyptian President Abdel Fatah El Sisi has lauded the significant development and great leap in bilateral relations between Egypt and Germany in all fields.
At a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel held Friday on the sidelines of G-20 summit in Japan, President Sisi voiced his keenness on further engaging with Germany to achieve priorities of development plans in Egypt.
President Sisi confirmed that Cairo is looking forward to maximizing bilateral cooperation and political coordination with Berlin in light of Egypt's chairmanship of the African Union and Germany's membership in the UN Security Council, Presidential Spokesman Ambassador Bassam Rady said.
Meanwhile, the German chancellor commended close ties binding Egypt and Germany, hailing unprecedented momentum recently witnessed in relations between the two countries, mainly at the economic and trade levels.
Merkel asserted that Egypt is one of Germany's key partners in the Middle East region.
The president reviewed Egypt's development efforts via implementing the comprehensive economic reform program, calling for increasing German investments in the county and pushing forward economic cooperation.
Merkel affirmed Germany's keenness on backing Egypt's ambitious measures to improve the economy and achieve comprehensive development, mainly through increasing investments and transferring German expertise, technology and industry.
The two sides discussed means of promoting frameworks of trilateral cooperation between Egypt, Germany and Africa. (MENA)
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