Egyptian, Belarusian presidents to tackle boosting ties Wednesday


Wed, 19 Feb 2020 - 10:30 GMT

President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi with Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko - Press Photo

President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi with Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko - Press Photo

CAIRO - 19 February 2020: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi will meet for the fourth time since 2015 with his Belarusian counterpart President Alexander Lukashenko on Wednesday for talks on means of promoting bilateral ties.

The two presidents will discuss the implementation of agreements reached during Sisi’s visit to Minsk in the summer of 2019, and the prospects of developing economic and trade relations.

Their talks will also take up interaction issues on international platforms and ensuring security in the region and in the world at large. A package of bilateral agreements are planned to be signed after the talks.

On Tuesday Feb. 18, Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko said that Egypt is an important economic and trade partner in the Middle East region. He praised the achievements and the exchange of visits between the leaders of the two countries.

Lukashenko also asserted that Belarusian-Egyptian relations have witnessed a big leap over the past years.

In June 2019, President al-Sisi held talks with Belarusian President in the Belarusian capital Minsk, where the two presidents signed a joint declaration to strengthen relations in various fields, according to a statement released by spokesperson Bassam Rady.

Sisi and Lukashenko witnessed the signing ceremony for several Memorandums of understanding (MoU) for the establishment of the Belarusian-Egyptian Business Council, which aims to boost trade and investment relations.

He noted that further promotion of cooperation in tourism and energy fields was reviewed during the talks.

The two leaders agreed to establish an accredited Egyptian diplomatic representation in Minsk, similar to the Belarus Embassy in Cairo, reflecting the growing momentum between the two sides and in the framework of supporting political and diplomatic relations.



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