President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi holds a meeting with Chadian President Idress Deby - Press photo
CAIRO - 23 October 2019: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi underlined the strong historic relations between Egypt and Chad, pointing out Egypt's keenness to further boost the bilateral relations, taking into account the two countries' mutual consensus on many regional and international issues.
This came during Sisi's meeting with Chadian President Idress Deby on the sidelines of the Russian- African Forum in Sochi, Russia, according to a statement issued on Wednesday by presidential spokesperson Bassam Rady.
Rady's statement added that the Chadian president praised the close relations between the two brotherly countries, stressing his country's keenness to activate and develop bilateral cooperation with Egypt, and expressing his appreciation for Egypt's support to Chad. Also, the Chadian president lauded Egypt's active role in the African arena in light of its current presidency of the African Union.
During the meeting, the presidents discussed possible means to push forward bilateral cooperation, where Sisi affirmed Egypt's interest in enhancing cooperation with the brothers in Chad in the field of capacity building. The president asserted that the Egyptian Agency of Partnership for Development will continue to provide Chadian cadres with training courses in various disciplines, especially in the field of health.
Additionally, the two presidents agreed to continue joint consultation at the African level based on the principle "African solutions to African crises" and to maximize cooperation in the fields of security and intelligence to combat terrorism and extremism.