FILE - Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi waits for a meeting with Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton at the Palace Hotel on Sept. 19, 2016 in New York – AFP
CAIRO – 5 September 2018: Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi discussed Wednesday with Uzbek President Shavkat Miromonovich ways to strengthen and develop bilateral relations between the two countries in various realms.
Sisi arrived in Uzbekistan on Tuesday to conclude his Asian tour that included Bahrain, China and Uzbekistan, respectively. Sisi arrived to his first stop on August 30.
Sisi and Miromonovich held bilateral talks on Wednesday, according to presidential spokesman Bassam Radi. The bilateral talks were followed by a meeting that was attended by the delegations of the two states, where opportunities for bilateral cooperation in various fields were displayed, especially in the fields of trade, investment, culture and tourism, Radi said.
The meeting also highlighted the importance of working on increasing trade exchange between the two states. Moreover, the delegations discussed topics, including combating terrorism and extremism within the framework of Islam’s instructions, Radi added. Egypt and Uzbekistan are dominated by Muslims.
Sisi’s visit to Uzbekistan’s capital, Tashkent, is considered the first official visit of its kind by an Egyptian president, according to Radi.
Egypt Today displays a summary of the bilateral relations between Egypt and Uzbekistan since the latter was recognized independent in 1991:
CAIRO – 3 September 2018: Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi is set to conclude his Asian tour by visiting Uzbekistan within the next few days. Sisi’s current international tour includes the Asian states of Bahrain, China and Uzbekistan, respectively.