Strengthening African Relations and Addressing Crises: Al-Sisi's African Tour
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has embarked on a significant foreign tour across Africa, visiting three countries—Angola, Zambia, and Mozambique. The purpose of this tour, according to observers, is to focus on key issues, including the ongoing crises in the continent, particularly the situation in Sudan, as well as to enhance economic cooperation and trade exchange between Egypt and African nations.
Prioritizing African Issues: Al-Sisi's Visit to Angola
President al-Sisi's African tour commenced with his arrival in the capital of Angola, Luanda, on Tuesday evening. This historic visit marks the first time an Egyptian president has visited Angola, underlining Egypt's commitment to intensify communication and coordination with its African counterparts. The Egyptian presidency highlighted the significance of the tour, emphasizing Egypt's keenness to strengthen relations with African countries in various fields, with a particular focus on economic, trade, and investment cooperation.
Enhancing Bilateral Cooperation and Addressing Common Concerns
During his tour, President al-Sisi is scheduled to hold bilateral talks with African leaders, aiming to enhance bilateral cooperation between Egypt and the visited countries. The discussions will revolve around mechanisms to address the concerns of the African continent, promote regional stability, and develop joint frameworks for African collaboration to advance the development process and foster economic integration within the continent. Additionally, President al-Sisi's participation in the 22nd summit of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Comesa) in Lusaka, Zambia, will further solidify Egypt's commitment to regional partnerships.
According to the Egyptian Ministry of Commerce and Industry, the volume of Egyptian investments in Africa increased in 2021 by 1.2 billion dollars to reach 10.2 billion dollars, pointing out that the total African investment in Egypt is about 2.8 billion dollars.