Sisi meets with Somalian president to discuss country’s development

President Abd al-Fattah al-Sisi announced Monday that Egypt will continue to reinforce the Somali state institutions and national army, in addition to organizing training programs for the Somali people in several developmental fields through the Egyptian Agency for Partnership for Development’s (EAPD) programs.

Ambassador Alaa Youssef, official spokesperson of presidency, stated Monday that Sisi was eager during his meeting with Somalian president, Mohammed Abd Allah Framago, about activating bilateral cooperation in economic and trade levels in Somalia. The pair met at Ithadia presidential palace.

Sisi also confirmed that Egypt, as a current member of the UN Security Council and the African Peace and Security Council, will continue to provide support to the unified federal state of Somalia.

Meanwhile, the Minister of Deference and Military Production General, Sedky Sobhy, met with the Sudanese National Defense Minister General, Awad Mohammed Ahmed Bin Auf, on Monday, to discuss mutual military cooperation between Egypt and Sudan.

During the meeting, Auf hailed Egyptian efforts and role in peacekeeping and security as well as combating terrorism and extremism in the Africa.

Edited Translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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