Egypt, Djibouti should enhance economic cooperation: President Sisi

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi receive his Djiboutian counterpart Ismail Omar Guelleh in Cairo (Photo Courtesy of Egyptian Presidency)

(Ahram Online) — Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi and his Djiboutian counterpart Ismail Omar Guelleh stressed the importance of enhancing economic and trade cooperation at a Monday press conference in Cairo that preceded the signing of memorandums of understanding between the two countries

El-Sisi said that his meeting with Guelleh saw fruitful talks on ways of boosting the special ties between the two countries.

El-Sisi also said that the two leaders agreed on increasing Egyptian companies’ activities in different fields in Djibouti, including energy, construction and medicine, as well as boosting cooperation and an exchange of experience between Egypt’s Suez Canal Authority and the Port of Djibouti.

Egypt and Djibouti have signed seven memorandums of understanding in the fields of exports and imports, agriculture, technical education, trade cooperation, international cooperation, health and maritime ports.

The Egyptian president also said they have both agreed on continued Egyptian support in Djibouti in the fields of education, health, and capacity building.

El-Sisi said that the meeting witnessed talks about several regional issues, including the situations in the Horn of Africa and Yemen, as well as preparations for the African Union Summit set to take place in Ethiopia’s Addis Ababa in January.

“I would like to point to the importance of Djibouti’s strategic location on the Horn of Africa and its direct relationship with the security of the Red Sea area,” El-Sisi said.

Djibouti’s maritime border is located on the Bab Al-Mandab Strait, through which vessels navigating Egypt’s Suez Canal pass.

Djibouti also hosts US, French and Japanese military bases.

Guelph stressed the deep relationship and solidarity between the two countries.

He also asserted his commitment to promoting and strengthening relations between Egypt and Djibouti so as to be better equipped to face different challenges.

Over the past month, Egypt has received multiple African leaders, including those of Kenya and Eritrea, who expressed readiness to boost bilateral cooperation with Egypt.

2 thoughts on “Egypt, Djibouti should enhance economic cooperation: President Sisi

  1. Egypt is back .. ! Wayane settelers will be hunted down in French Somaliland ( Djibouti ) and oromia
    No where to hide murderuos apartheid minority regime in FINNFINNE and their collaborators
    Oromia nation will be free soon … and the rest of oppressed nations in fake Abyssinia will follow suit inshaALLAAH

  2. It makes sense to demand external supporter with arms if the government is killing unarmed citizens. There is no other way to destroy tplf. I prefer my freedom to the dummie tplf’s water dam. The time has come when weyane will be thrown into the different dams.

    TPLF is waiting for answer from Egypt?Fool. Cant u get it? Djibouti’s leader visit to Egypt is one of the answers. The strengthening relation of Egypt with Eitrea is another answer. In fact u lack the maturity to understand sophisticated politics. U dont even know if Sudan is more to Egypt than to u. U are jailing muslims who demand freedom of religion and expect Djibouti and Sudan to be ur friends? And Somalia?while murdering somalis of ogadenia?

    Dear Tplf, what do u know other than killing and jailing people? Killing inocent elementary school kids. Killing pregnant women. In the present society there is no word tat can be used to describe u.You are simply subhumane, you are not welcome in Ethiopia. Whatever it takes, be it a support from Egypt, Djibouti….Ethiopian ppl are ready to eliminate u. Because u are not fit to be a human Ethiopian!!!

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