WASHINGTON (Castle Journal)
By | Christian Megan
Egypt's president H.E Abdul Fattah AlSisi started an official visit to US ,Monday ,where he will meet with U.S. President Donald Trump in the White House tomorrow .
The visit of the Egyptian leader comes as an invitation of president Trump to discuss different issues belong to Egypt and the latest events the Middle East that Witness violence recently.
Officials of the White House and from Trump's administration said that president Trump will receive the Egyptian president Abdul Fattah AlSisi in the White House at Tuesday and the leaders will discuss number of important issues such as ; their bilateral relations, the tensions in the Middle East , the war in Libya and the situation in Syria, after announcing The occupied lands in Jolan to belong to Israel, the critical condition in Yemen, as well the cold war with Iran,The cut off relations with Qatar, also the war on terrorism ,economic reform and human rights in Egypt and will discuss the editing of the constitution in Egypt !
The U.S. official, speaking on condition of anonymity ahead of the visit, said the two leaders would also discuss the development of civil society in Egypt and, in a nod to concerns of Vice President Mike Pence, its treatment of religious minorities, including Christians.according to Reuters
Observers of the visit who are interested with Egyptian and US relations said that the visit came in difficult time but the presidents are friends and will hold strong ties between the both countries, however president Trump will insist to support the file of freedom in Egypt and human rights.Also the president is interested in the changes of the last constitution in Egypt.
The US official said to Reuters that the administration was encouraging Egypt to develop democratic institutions while being mindful of U.S. security interests.
"The president views the relationship with Egypt, as he does all of our ... relationships with foreign countries ... through the lens of America First and what serves our interest," the official said.
Military issues also may be on the agenda of discussion , as Egypt has reportedly signed a $2 billion deal with Russia to buy more than 20 Sukhoi SU-35 fighter jets, as well as weapons for the aircraft.The matter that caused a worrisome to US.
According to Reuters too , it is Asked if the White House would discuss the purchase with the visiting Egyptian leader and whether it could possibly trigger U.S. sanctions, the official cautioned that U.S. law gives the president very little flexibility over sanctions imposed on those who do business with Russian defence sectors.
"Countries that engage in those purchases need to know that we are extremely limited in what we can do to mitigate," the official said, noting that the United States had already faced similar situations with China, India and Turkey.
In Egypt and before the summit with AlSisi and Trump,there is a worry about the discussion of the Palestinian case as well as what is known with the " century deal " where The Egyptians are afraid of any solution comes over the Egyptian lands .
with sorrow feeling leaders of the world called high excellence president Abdul Fattah Alsis and Condoled him for the terrorist crime that happened in the church at south of Cairo- Helwan.
As the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud sent a cable of deepest condolences and sympathies to President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi of Arab Republic of Egypt on the victims of the terrorist attack in Helwan.
"We have learned with deep sorrow about the news of the terrorist attack that took place in Helwan, resulted in deaths and injuries, and we express to you our strong condemnation and denunciation of this sinful terrorist act," the king said.
The King stressed that "The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia firmly stands with the Arab Republic of Egypt and its people against whoever dares to harm Egypt's security and stability,"
The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques further said that "On behalf of the people and the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and in my own name, we sent to you and families of the victims our sincere condolences and sympathies, wishing the injured a speedy recovery and the Egyptian people to be preserved from all evil."
from other side the President Abdul Fattah Al-Sisi of Egypt received today a telephone call from Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, during which he expressed the condolences and sympathies of the UAE to the victims of the terrorist attack on MarMina Church in Helwan, South Cairo.
The Spokesman for the Egyptian Presidency, Ambassador Bassam Radhi, said in a statement that the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi expressed his country's full solidarity with Egypt and stand by its side in countering terrorism, stressing the strength of fraternal relations and constructive cooperation between the two countries and peoples.
Algeria has strongly condemned the terrorist attack that targeted yesterday the church of Marmina in Helwan, south of Cairo, Egypt.
The official spokesman of the Algerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Abdulaziz bin Ali Al-Sharif stressed his country's full solidarity with Egypt, pointing out that Algeria is confident in the ability of Egypt and its security forces to deal firmly and forcefully with terrorism and its criminal acts.
USA president called president Sisi and send his support to Egypt in its war against terrorism as well as send his condolences to the egyptian people.
It is worth to add that there are 10 people were killed during the prayer in the church as well other 6 wounded in a deadly attack on the church ... the crime came in the way of terrorists attacks by the Daesh who did number of attacks on Mosques and churches the last period.
During the opening of number national mega projects in Ismailia and Port Said Governorates, the Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi said during his speech Egyptians that the Egyptian borders are safe and secured ,as well there is no danger to them and no one dare to approach them because there is a strong army will defend them for the last drop of blood.
"We are a country that respects the rights of all peoples and we are not greedy. We don't seek to take the wealth of others or have a greed attitude in their lands, and therefore we can defend our lands and borders very well and there is no fear at all.
The President promised to eliminate terrorism in Sinai and to end this problem very soon. Alsisi also praised the role of Sinai Egyptians in dealing with the army and the police in the process of fighting the terrorism.by this occasion the president said the state starts the road of development in Sinai with 100 Billions ...as he affirmed that Sinai is Egyptian lands and won't leave a point of its dust to any one.
From other point ,The president stressed that we are in a real war with terrorism and we do not fight against the opposition because the terrorists are mostly non-Egyptian nationalities and possess smuggled weapons supported by countries that finance terrorism and send it to us to destabilize Egypt ... But I am not afraid of them or others because we are a strong country and united , Egyptians are one hand.
This speech of high excellence President Abdul Fattah Alsisi has come during the Opening of a number of mega projects in the governorates of Ismailia and Port Said
And this through the opening of several floating bridges linking the east of the canal in the West to facilitate the movement of the people of Sinai
And will also inspect the stages of the completion of the four tunnels that will link Sinai with its Egyptian depth, which passes under the Suez Canal and are established by the Engineering Corps in the armed forces with Egyptian engineering companies and international expertise.
The President will also complete the opening of the second phase of the fish farms projects in Port Said and Suez .This will also announce other openings for productive projects for the eastern coastal governorates of Egypt in the framework of the development plan presented by President Sisi since he took office in 2014.
By Castle Journal correspondent |Mohsen Al-Helou
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi said during a meeting on October 22 in Cairo with Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi that Egypt has been supportive
of Iraq and continues to be supportive to Iraq in its war against terrorism as well to its extension of the federal authority.
The Iraqi MP Haider Al-abadi stressed on the importance of strengthening relations with the Arab Republic of Egypt in various fields.
The correspondent and director of Castle Journal (Iraq Office) ,followed the statements by the Office of the Prime Minister of Iraq about his visit to Egypt recently, who said;
"Mr. President Abdul Fattah Al-sisi congratulated Iraq for its victories that were achieved against the gangs of terrorist , expressing his support for the unity of Iraq, And he is still supportive of Iraq in its war against terrorism and supports the steps of the Iraqi government to extend the federal authorit.
From the Iraqi side , Dr. Haider Abadi stressed on the importance of strengthening relations with the Arab Republic of Egypt in various fields to serve the interests of the two brotherly peoples, and work together to build great ties between the 2 nations.
President sisi also called for Iraq's achievement on the development and extension of security and how it could to confront the disputes and wars, noting the importance of fighting the roots of terrorism and cooperation in the fields of reconstruction and construction. "
The Iraqi prime minister arrived in Egypt on a one-day visit, where the official reception ceremony for Dr. Abadi was played by the Iraqi and Egyptian anthems. Al-Abadi discussed with Egyptian Prime Minister Sherif Ismail the strengthening of bilateral cooperation between the two countries, the fight against terrorism and the political and security situation in the region. Iraqi vision for the future of the region, which is based on development and the extension of security rather than differences and wars.
By| Abeer Al-Madawy
In an interview conducted by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi with France 24, Mr. president said that the Egyptian prisons do not have political prisoners.
" Egypt respects its citizens and guarantees their rights, and that there are no political prisoners in Egypt" Abdul Fattah Alsisi said.
He added during his meeting with France 24 that there is a systematic campaign against Egypt, and we do not seek to a the role , but our efforts are for exact stabilize and achieve peace.
President Alsisi added that who criticized our human rights , they never looked at the right of our Martyrs who protect the country , they never pay attention to what egypt needs such as education , health and good economy ....even they take their information from certain channels and media are known they are working for who supporting the terrorism ...I call them come and ask egyptians to know the truth...Egypt is not advanced like Europe countries and we need a lot to reach to your life...so don't judge on our life like yours.
This response came in the context of the question on the human rights situation in Egypt, which was criticized by international organizations .
Editing by;Abeer Almadawy
The relations between Egypt and Chad are extended, distinct, and they have several fields for cooperation.
Since president of Egypt took the authority and he is keen to establish a new link with the African countries special Chad that has deep historical root with Egypt since thousands of years.And may it returns to the ancient Times of Egyptian.
But this deep roots of relations got a new push up to go forward for more tied relations during the ruling of president Alsisi who sees Chad as an important country for The Egyptian national security too. From its side Chad welcomes this relation and it appears by the official visits of the president IDriss Debby to Cairo.
Ibrahim Hussein Taha, Chadian Foreign Minister confirmed in a press release in March 2017, that a top-level coordination exists between Cairo and N Djamena on all regional and international issues, noting that the strong relations between the two Presidents Abdel Fattah Al sisi and Idriss Deby consolidate this coordination and confirm it in all Forums, which serves the interests of both countries. He affirmed in this regard that Egypt's support for Chad's candidate for the post of the African Commission president had a positive impact.
According to the report issued by the foreign information sector with the OGI, relations between Egypt and Chad are strong enough to be have united countries.
There are many factors helped to create this special relationship between the two countries , as long they share each other in the same international and regional organizations including the African Union, the Community of Sahel-Saharan States, the Organization of Islamic cooperation and NEPAD, as well as the multiplicity of areas of cooperation on many issues, including the neighborhood and the participation of borders with "Libya" and other cooperation for sustainable development.
According to these data, the visit of President Sisi to Chad within his African tour that he paid Last week ,is very important in order to have more consultations on major regional issues of common interest and to accelerate the pace of bilateral cooperation Between the two countries.
The report by the foreign information sector also noted an intensity of meetings between officials of the two countries at all levels, particularly during the previous period.
The last visits of President of the Republic of Chad, Idriss Deby, to Egypt on 14/12/2014, where he met President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi,could to strengthen the relationship and find more chances for cooperation In the African issues of both interest common.
Libya crisis wasn't away from the discussions and exchanges of visions about it,which paved the way before both Egypt and Chad to agree on the importance of preserving the unity of Libyan territory and the maintenance and support the capacities of the Libyan legitimate institutions, in particular the Libyan Parliament and The National Army.
Means to strengthen bilateral relations in all areas were also discussed, particularly in the areas of health and agriculture, as both the Egyptian Prime Minister and the President of Chad signed a protocol later on medical cooperation.
In addition the cooperation in the field of groundwater and the study of the establishment of an Egyptian model farm in southeastern Chad, within the framework of agricultural cooperation, for livestock development and Cultivation of certain types of wind and improved seed crops.
President Abdul Fattal Alsisi confirmed that Egypt is concerned to continue its training programs for the capacities of Chadian cadres in various fields, according to priorities on the Chadian side, whether by Al-Azhar or through Egyptian Agency for Partnership for Development.
Idriss Deby, President of the Republic of Chad, also commended the role played by Egypt over the years in teaching Arabic for Chadian students, praising the positive role of Egyptian teachers and professors Sent to Chad in the hope of increasing their numbers in all levels of education
President Deby also stressed the role of Chadian graduates in enriching the various aspects of the professional life of Egyptian universities and Chadian institutions that helped the Egyptian in their project at West of Owaynat at the western south of the Egyptian country.
The report of the foreign information sector indicated that several cooperation agreements between the two countries have been signed since 1984, culminating in the creation of the Joint High Committee, held several times. These and subsequent agreements represent the basis of the strategic relationship, including the agreements between Cairo and N'djamena in various areas, concentrated in particular in the fields of economy, development, culture and media.
Though the tied relationship but still The trade exchange Don't meet the ambitious of both countries.The rate of trade between Egypt and Chad still very low , which opens the door to new efforts to facilitate trade and to resolve the obstacles encountered, in particular in the field of trade. Transport of goods due to the geographical location of Chad as a country without beaches. Egyptian exports to Chad vary between food, engineering, medical, real estate, agricultural, clothing, textile and leather goods, while Egypt can imports from Chad a variety of food and cotton. A direct line from EgyptAir between Cairo and N'djamena was launched on 2 August 2014. The launch of this line comes within the framework of Egypt's concern to strengthen cooperation between the two countries and represents a service to students Foreigners from Chad to study at Al-Azhar, or to obtain medical care in Egypt.
At the end this long report we share now,its importance is in the new strategy of Egypt towards its African neighbors that is build up on respect and never to interfere in the other issues while it supports on the peace and stability with the work on true development that can advance from these countries and realize their rights in life as partners of modern civilization.