President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi held telephone discussions on Wednesday with his Czech counterpart, Miloš Zeman, on joint efforts to curb the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, according to a presidency spokesperson statement.
During the discussions, Al-Sisi and Zeman also discussed containment methods for the virus, as well as the health, social and economic ramifications.
Both leaders agreed on enhancing bilateral cooperation in several fields, as Zeman hailed historic and close relations between the two countries on security, economic and cultural levels, the statement added.
Al-Sisi stressed his desire to enhance bilateral coordination with the Czech Republic, whilst also bolstering friendship and cooperation with the Visegrad Group, the statement noted.
The Czech Republic has reported a total number of 9,374 coronavirus cases, with 323 fatalities, while Egypt’s total number of confirmed cases increased to 27,536 cases and 1,052 deaths.
Egypt is keen to promote joint global efforts to fight the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. It has dispatched flights with medical supplies to several countries as they battle the pandemic, including China, South Sudan, the US and Italy.