President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi received Monday a phone call from German Chancellor Angela Merkel - File Photo
CAIRO - 17 November 2019: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi arrived in Berlin to participate in the high-level dialogue of the G20-Initiative Compact with Africa (CwA).
Egypt's new Ambassador to Berlin Khaled Galal stated that President Sisi will attend the dialogue and hold a meeting with a number of German companies in various fields, the Egyptian state-owned news Agency MENA reported.
"President Sisi will hold a series of meetings with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and President of the Bundestag Wolfgang Schäuble," he added.
"A number of agreements will be signed between Egypt and Germany on financial and technical cooperation. This is addition to a cooperative project between the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities and the German Bundestag that will provide €12 million to upgrade and develop the Egyptian Akhenaton Museum in Minya," the ambassador revealed.
As per former remarks by Head of Project Sector at the Ministry of Antiquities Waad Abul Elaa in July 2019, the museum is still under construction and is set to be inaugurated by 2020.
Ambassador Galal also said an agreement regarding Kärcher Project will be inked as Egypt will get the cleaning equipment needed for its streets.
Dozens of Egyptian expatriates mobbed Sisi’s residence in Berlin to welcome him, Egyptian channel Extra News reported.
Egyptian presidential spokesperson Bassam Radi said the Compact with Africa (CwA) aims at supporting ways of economic cooperation between African countries and the G-20 member states.
Since its launch in 2017, 12 African countries joined the initiative including Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Morocco, Rwanda, Senegal, Togo and Tunisia, according to the official website of the initiative.
In Berlin, the Compact with Africa High-Level Conference and G20 Investment Summit, which focuses on the German business with CwA countries, will convene on November 19. Two days later, Frankfurt will host a seminar that sheds light on investment opportunities and challenges in Sub-Saharan Africa.