Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi received a phone call on Monday from British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
Egyptian presidential spokesman Bassam Rady said that the British PM valued the close ties between Egypt and Britain, and the tangible momentum witnessed by the relations between the two countries, especially at the level of economic and trade relations.
Johnson stressed that Egypt is one of Britain’s most important partners in the Middle East and Africa, especially in terms of consolidating security and stability.
He added that the British side is keen to continue to support the ambitious measures and the pioneering experience carried out by Egypt in an effort to advance the economy and achieve comprehensive development, especially by increasing investments, transferring expertise and technology and localizing industry.
President Sisi praised the remarkable development and qualitative leap in bilateral relations between Egypt and Britain in all fields.
Sisi affirmed Egypt’s aspiration to maximize fruitful cooperation during the coming period, enhance political coordination and exchange views in light of the common challenges facing the two countries at the international and regional levels.
He pointed out his country’s aspiration for more Britain’s involvement through the mechanisms of its various development institutions in the priorities of Egyptian development plans in various fields, as well as working to double the volume of British investments in Egypt and push the wheel of economic cooperation between the two sides.
Sisi pointed to the improvement in the investment and business climate in Egypt, in addition to the promising opportunities available in major national projects.
The Egyptian presidential spokesman added that the meeting discussed ways of coordinating efforts between Egypt and Britain regarding various international files, as well as exchanging views on developments in the Ukrainian arena.
Sisi affirmed Egypt’s readiness to make any possible efforts to maintain peace and stability around the world.
Sisi and Johnson also discussed Egypt’s preparations to host the 27th session of the Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in November of this year in Sharm el-Sheikh, especially under the current British presidency of the conference.
Sisi affirmed that Egypt will adopt a comprehensive and neutral approach during its upcoming presidency of the conference to build on the success achieved in the Glasgow conference, and to ensure positive results in support of international climate action.
For his part, the British PM praised the important role played by Egypt in the framework of international efforts to confront climate change, stressing Britain’s aspiration to continue cooperation with Egypt in this field.