Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi arrived, on Sunday, in France to participate in the Paris Conference to Support the Transition in Sudan and the Summit on Financing African Economies, which will be held on 17 and 18 May, respectively.
Egyptian Presidency spokesperson Bassam Rady stated that Al-Sisi’s participation comes upon an invitation from France’s President Emmanuel Macron, as Egypt is one of Sudan’s important supporters in its democratic transition.
Rady said that, during the activities of the conference to support Sudan’s transition, Al-Sisi will focus on the importance of the international community joining forces. This is with a view to support Sudan during the important historical stage it is currently going through.
It also looks to review the ongoing Egyptian efforts in this regard at various economic, political, and security levels.
Al-Sisi will also shed light during the African Economies Financing Summit on various topics of concern to African countries. This particularly relates to the importance of strengthening international efforts to facilitate their integration into the global economy, in a way that contributes to achieving economic growth.
The focus here is to achieve such growth despite the repercussions of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, as well as facilitating the transfer of technology to African countries.
Rady added that Al-Sisi’s visit to France includes a summit with his French counterpart to discuss issues of bilateral relations. This is in addition to continuing consultations and mutual coordination on a number of relevant regional and international files.
Meanwhile, Al-Sisi is also scheduled to hold a number of meetings with French officials and heads of some international French companies. These meetings will take place to discuss ways to boost cooperation in the economic, trade, and investment fields between the two sides.
On the sidelines of the visit, the Egyptian President will meet with a number of heads of state and government officials, to discuss advancing the frameworks for bilateral cooperation and consultations on various regional and international issues.