“I am grateful to President Abdel Fattah El Sisi for Egypt’s tremendous work facilitating a mechanism for American citizens & other foreign nationals to exit Gaza. We are firmly focused on a two-state solution and reject the forced relocation of Palestinians outside of the Gaza strip,” he tweeted.
Sisi and Biden said that the situation is critical and it is necessary to contain it in a way that prevents the expansion of violence and threats to regional security and stability, the Egyptian presidency said in a statement.
“It’s truly my honor to be here at Al-Azhar. Thank you to the Grand Imam for welcoming us today. And Dr. Daoud, Dr. Saddik, Ambassador Moussa, and Dr. Nossair: I am also grateful for your welcome and work on today’s program,” she said in a statement issued by the White House on Saturday.
Egypt is the second stop of Dr. Biden's week-long tour, which includes four countries in the region and began in Jordan.
The talks focused on disarmament and the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons, said the statement citing Egypt’s great efforts on that score.
Military clashes have erupted between the Sudanese Army and the paramilitary RSF since April 15, claiming the lives of hundreds of people, and forcing others to be internally displaced, and pushing world countries to evacuate their nationals.
We welcome today’s visit to Cairo by Turkey’s FM Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu for meetings [with] Foreign Minister of Egypt Shoukry, the first such visit in over a decade,” said Jake Sullivan, the White House National Security Advisor to President Joe Biden on Twitter on Saturday.
He noted that the next round of meetings between the high-ranked officials is due to convene in Sharm El-Sheikh in March, saying “The United States will continue to remain actively engaged in this format with all parties over the coming weeks, including through a follow up engagement next month in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt.”
Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry will receive Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Barbara A. Leaf, and National Security Council coordinator for the Middle East and North Africa Brett McGurk at the headquarters of the Ministry downtown Cairo, on Saturday.
He noted that young people nourish this strategic partnership and make it greater, especially Egypt is a young country with more than 60% of its population being young.
“International statistics […] indicate that the number of people suffering from food insecurity around the world increased to 800 million people in 2022, with an increase of 150 million from 2019. Africa has more than a third of this number. Here, the question must be raised: How can a continent like Africa not produce its own food? How can a nation that does not produce its own food reap the fruits of economic development, or secure stability to build the future?” said President Sisi.
USD $13.6 million for a Systematic Observations Financing Facility that will help fill weather, water, and climate observation gaps in Africa.
The drills were conducted with the participation of the helicopter carrier Gamal Abdel Nasser and the frigate Al Galala with the US destroyer USS DELBERT D.BLACK, the statement added.
The visit aims at achieving the interests of all parties and contributing to a more peaceful and prosperous region, the statement said, adding “In Addis Ababa, Ambassador Hammer will also consult with the African Union, under whose auspices GERD talks occur.”
Biden also stressed that he had talks with the Saudi leadership on Riyadh's security needs and supporting it to face any threats, especially the Iranian threat.
White House officials told Extra News channel that an Egyptian-American summit will be held after the two presidents participate in the American-regional summit in Jeddah.
The United States and Egypt have expanded inclusive access to higher education by committing to open fifteen additional University Disability Service Centers across Egypt.
Both leaders are expected to tackle a number of regional and international issues, foremost of which is the Iranian nuclear file, efforts to end the war in Yemen, the and repercussions of the Russian-Ukrainian war on the region.
Bin Salman’s tour comes two weeks before US President Joe Biden’s visit to the Saudi kingdom, scheduled on July 15 and 16, following another visit by Biden to Israel on July 14, and 15.
“It was agreed to continue regular bilateral consultation and coordination between the two sides on issues of common interest to the two friendly countries,” said Rady.