FILE: President Abdel Fattah El Sisi affirmed the importance of continuing to strengthen the relations between the two countries at various levels
CAIRO – 24 September 2019: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi met on Tuesday with his Hungarian counterpart János Áder on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly meetings in New York.
The Egyptian leader arrived in New York on Saturday morning to participate in the 74th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 74).
President Sisi hailed the historic friendly relations between Egypt and Hungary, expressing Egypt's satisfaction with the development of bilateral relations in recent years, which was reflected in the holding of three presidential summits between the two countries since 2015, most recently the President's visit to Budapest in July 2017 to participate in the Visegrád summit.
He further affirmed the importance of continuing to strengthen the relations between the two countries at various levels, as well as to strengthen consultation and continuous coordination between the two countries on the international arena.
For his part, the Hungarian President commended the strong and historical friendship between the two countries and the continuous understanding and mutual support.
Áder also praised the political stability and economic progress achieved by Egypt over the past few years, stressing the importance of Egypt's active role in restoring stability in the Middle East, through Egypt's efforts in combating terrorism and illegal immigration, and its contributions in advancing political settlements to regional crises.
President Sisi’s speech will include various aspects of Egypt’s positions on political, economic and developmental issues regionally and worldwide.
The speech will dedicate a significant part to Africa, as Sisi is the current chairman of the African Union, and Egypt’s efforts to promote the development of the continent, presidential spokesperson Bassam Rady told Egypt Today.
Sisi is also expected to meet with a number of world leaders on the sidelines of UNGA’s 74th session.
The Egyptian president has already met with his U.S. counterpart, where President Donald Trump said the relationship with Egypt is “better than ever before” in terms of trade and business. Trump also said he would discuss Libya with Sisi.
Sisi has also met with members of the American Chamber of Commerce, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, King of Jordan Abdullah, Iraqi President Barham Salih, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, and President of Sierra Leone Julius Maada Bio.
Furthermore, Sisi delivered a speech at the Health Care session of UNGA, where he emphasized the highly successful anti-Hepatitis C campaign in Egypt.