Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al Sisi meets with President of Sierra Leone Julius Maada Bio: press photo
NEW YORK - 23 September 2019: President Abdel Fattah El Sisi on Sunday met with President of Sierra Leone Julius Maada Bio.
The two leaders met on the sidelines of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 47) being held in New York.
Hailing robust relations between both countries, Sisi emphasized Egypt's willingness to bolster cooperation ties at all levels, presidential spokesman Bassm Rady said in a statement following the meeting.
Sisi also welcomed the participation of more Sierra Leone cadres in the capacity-building programs supervised by the Egyptian Agency of Partnership for Development (EAPD) in various domains.
For his side, Bio said that he is looking forward to furthering cooperation at all levels, especially at the economic, military and security levels.
He applauded Egypt's social development and economic growth efforts in Africa.
The meeting also took up the latest progress on the UN Security Council reform and expansion process, the spokesman added.
Moreover, the two leaders reviewed the latest developments on a raft of Africa-related issues in light of Egypt's current chairmanship of the African Union (AU), Rady noted.