Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi and German Chancellor Angela Merkel held talks in Berlin on boosting bilateral relations in various fields, coordinating efforts in combating terrorism and illegal immigration, and developments in Libya crisis.
Spokesman for the Egyptian presidency said that the meeting reviewed ways of coordinating efforts between the two countries as a leading partner of the European Union in the fight against terrorism and illegal immigration, and discuss the developments of regional files, especially the crisis in Libya.
During the meeting, the two sides agreed on joint efforts between Egypt and Germany, “in an effort to settle the situation in Libya in a comprehensive and integrated manner that addresses all aspects and aspects of the Libyan crisis, not parts of it, in a manner that contributes to the elimination of terrorism, preserves the resources of the state and its national institutions, and limits foreign interference.” .
The Spokesman quoted Angela Merkel as asserting during the meeting that Egypt is one of Germany’s most important partners in the Middle East, in light of its fundamental basis for stability and security in the region.
For his part, the Egyptian President praised the “qualitative leap” witnessed in bilateral relations between Egypt and Germany in all fields, stressing Egypt’s aspiration to maximize bilateral cooperation in the coming period and to enhance political coordination and exchange views on various issues of common interest.
He also pointed to the aspiration to further Germany’s involvement through the mechanisms of its various development institutions, in the priorities of Egyptian development plans in various fields, as well as to work to double the volume of German investments in Egypt, and to promote economic cooperation between the two sides, especially in light of the reforms launched by the Egyptian government to improve the environment Legislations related to the investment and business climate in Egypt, and the promising opportunities for major national projects.