President Sisi congratulates Kurz on his re-election as Austria's chancellor

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Wed, 15 Jan 2020 - 10:58 GMT

FILE - President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi reacts after delivering a speech at the lower house of parliament in Tokyo on February 29, 2016 - Reuters

FILE - President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi reacts after delivering a speech at the lower house of parliament in Tokyo on February 29, 2016 - Reuters

CAIRO - 15 January 2020: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi congratulated Tuesday Austrian Sebastian Kurz on his re-election and the formation of a new coalition government in Austria, according to a statement released by presidential spokesperson Bassam Rady.

This came during the president's phone call with Kurz, President Sisi said that Cairo looks forward to deepening friendly relations with Vienna, which saw a remarkable progress at different levels, especially the economic and trade ones.

On his part, Kurz appreciated his country's strong and distinguished ties with Egypt, saying that Austria seeks to push forward joint cooperation to counter challenges facing the Mediterranean region.

Kurz also commended Egypt's efforts in the fight against terrorism and its successful model in combating illegal migration

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