FILE: Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa takes a tour at the site of the great Pyramids in Giza.
CAIRO – 13 April 2018: Amid heightened security measures, Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, toured the great Pyramids of Giza on Friday with Antiquities Minister Khaled Al-Anani.
A delegation from the Portuguese Embassy escorted the president in his tour, which comes as part of his recent visit to Egypt.
Prime Minister Sherif Ismail received on Thursday the Portuguese leader to discuss ways of enhancing bilateral relations between the two countries.
Earlier on Wednesday, President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi received his Portuguese counterpart, de Sousa, in the Ittihadyyia Presidential Palace. De Sousa is paying a two-day state visit, where he will discuss economic relations’ enhancement and international and regional issues of mutual concerns.
This is the first visit for a Portuguese president to Egypt in 24 years. De Sousa was elected as president in 2016.