| 29 May 2024, Wednesday |

Egypt, Tunisia to coordinate on regional issues

Egypt and Tunisia agreed on Tuesday to intensify coordination and cooperation on regional issues of common interest, said a statement issued after a meeting between Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi and Tunisian Prime Minister Najla Bouden on the sidelines of Dubai’s World Government Summit.


The meeting reviewed ways to further advance the close relations between Egypt and Tunisia in various areas, according to Egypt’s presidential spokesman, Ahmed Fahmy.


“The two sides underscored the firm bonds between their countries, and confirmed keenness on promoting joint cooperation across an array of fields, for the benefit of the two peoples,” he said.


During the meeting, Sisi emphasized Egypt’s support for all development and reform efforts in Tunisia under the leadership of President Kais Saied.


Sisi and Bouden also discussed regional issues of common concern, Fahmy said.


Also on the sidelines of Egypt’s participation as guest of honor at the World Government Summit in Dubai, Sisi held a series of bilateral meetings that focused on reviewing the Egyptian experience in various fields, especially the economy, as part of the country’s efforts to attract more foreign investments.


The President held talks with Chairman of Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group Dr. Muhammad Sulaiman Al Jasser.


“The meeting discussed cooperation between Egypt and the Bank in priority sectors in terms of the development process being implemented in Egypt at the economic and social levels, in light of the Bank’s important role during the past years as a partner in the development process in Egypt,” Fahmy said.


Sisi and Al Jasser also discussed the Egyptian efforts to achieve economic reform, which contributed to the growth and resilience of the economy amid the global economic crisis and helped maximize foreign direct investments, according to the spokesman.

  • Asharq Al-Awsat