Sisi seeks to retrieve Egypt-Africa relations: Spokesperson

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Tue, 08 May 2018 - 10:30 GMT

FILE: Presidency Spokesperson Bassam Radi

FILE: Presidency Spokesperson Bassam Radi

CAIRO – 8 May 2018: Presidency Spokesperson Bassam Radi on Tuesday affirmed that Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni is one of the prominent and experienced African leaderships in the continent.


Radi added, during his interview with TV host Tamer Amin on Al-Hayah satellite channel, that Museveni’s visit to Egypt comes within the framework of Egyptian-African relations, especially with countries of the Nile Basin.


Ugandan President Museveni visited Egypt on Tuesday upon President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi’s invitation for a joint press conference that addressed countering terrorism, investment and establishing a new navigational course between African countries through the Nile River.


Museveni said that he looks at President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi as a “warrior” who defends freedoms. He also added that he is glad to see Egypt now enjoying a stable and progressive leadership.


Radi clarified that the international and regional circumstances during the 70s and 80s were the reason behind the sit-back in Egypt’s relations with the African continent, however, president Sisi is currently working on retrieving these relations.


It is pertinent to mention that Egypt was elected by African leaders in Addis Ababa to head the African Union's upcoming 31st session in 2019.


The 30th African Union Summit kicked off Sunday under the theme of “Winning the fight against corruption: A sustainable path to Africa’s transformation” in Addis Ababa with the participation of President Sisi as well as 54 African leaders.


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