Horn of Africa
Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shokry met Monday with his Somalian counterpart Absher Omar Gamea to confer over bolstering bilateral relations and coordination on matters of mutual interest.
The invitation was delivered by Chargé d’Affaires Nicole Shampaine during the visit of the special envoy to the Horn of Africa to Cairo.
Egypt’s president Abdel Fattah al Sisi said in a joint press conference with Djiboutian counterpart Ismail Omar Guelleh that the bilateral cooperation between Egypt and Djibouti witnessed ‘important qualitative’ steps in all fields during the past period.
"It is my pleasure to be the first president of the Arab Republic of Egypt to hold a state visit to Djibouti, which plays a pivotal role in the region," President Sisi said.
The issue of the Renaissance Dam (GERD) is an “existential case” for Egypt, which will not accept putting its water interests or capabilities of its people in jeopardy, President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi told the U.S. Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa on Wednesday.
The Special Envoy will hold meetings with officials from the respective governments as well as the United Nations and the African Union.
Sullivan in the Friday statement announced the appointment of Ambassador Jeff Feltman as the US Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa.
President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi stressed Saturday the importance of setting forth well-defined plans to push forward Egyptian-Eritrean cooperation at various levels.
They also reviewed the developments in the Horn of Africa and ways to back Somalia.
Last year was an historical one for Ethiopian politics. Most Ethiopians now feel hopeful about the prospect of peace and democratic progress.
Ethiopia signed a peace deal with Ogaden National Liberation Front rebels from its Somali Region, whom it had previously outlawed as a "terrorist group," officials said.
Ethiopia are set to play Eritrea in a friendly soccer match, the state-affiliated Fana news agency reported on Monday.
Ethiopia's Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn said on Thursday he had submitted his resignation as both premier to facilitate reform
Security was the center of their talks during Afwerki’s visit, and they also discussed ways to enhance relations between Egypt and Eritrea.