Egypt’s Sisi, DRC counterpart discuss African issues

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Sat, 26 Dec 2020 - 04:12 GMT

FILE - Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi during his meeting with the U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Cairo - Reuters

FILE - Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi during his meeting with the U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Cairo - Reuters

 
CAIRO- 26 December 2020: Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi made a phone call with President of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Felix Tshisekedi, discussing the bilateral ties of the mutual concern, said Egyptian Presidency Spokesperson Bassam Radi in a statement.
 
They discussed various areas of cooperation and coordination between the two countries, on top of which is the Egyptian development efforts in the DRC, Radi continued.
 
Both leaders tackled a number of regional and continental files of common interest, especially the upcoming DRC presidency of the African Union (AU) for the year 2021.
 
On December 17, 2020, a Congolese delegation visited Cairo to explore ways of cooperation, particularly training of diplomatic cadres and coordination over African affairs, in the framework of Egypt's support to the Democratic Congo to chair the AU.
 
Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry received on December 16 the coordinator of the unit in charge of the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s upcoming chairmanship of the African Union for 2021, Professor Alphonse Ntumba Luaba.
 

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