Written by: Ahmed Rami
Mr. president Abdul Fattah Al-Sisi received today Mr. Mike Pompeo, Secretary of State of the United States of America, in the presence of Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri and Mr. Abbas Kamel, Head of General Intelligence.
Ambassador Bassam Radhi, Spokesperson for the Presidency stated that President Al sisi welcomed the US Secretary of State. He conveyed his greetings to President Donald Trump and stressed Egypt's keenness to strengthen bilateral cooperation between the two countries and deepen their strategic partnership, Stability in the Middle East, as well as the aspiration to maximize coordination and consultation with the United States on various political and security issues of common concern.
On the other hand, Pompeo conveyed the greetings of the American President Donald Trump to the Egyptian President, Abdul Fattah AlSisi , on the simultaneous inauguration of Al Fattah Al Alim Mosque and the Cathedral of the Birth of Christ, which reflects Egyptian efforts to consolidate the principles of brotherhood and coexistence. In Egypt, which was reflected in the remarkable development of the progress that witnessed by the country.
The US Secretary of State also stressed his country's interest in strengthening strategic relations with Egypt, as well as intensifying coordination and joint consultation on Middle East issues, in light of the political weight and leadership of Egypt in its regional environment.
The Spokesman pointed out that the meeting touched upon the file of combating terrorism and extremist ideology. In this context, the Egyptian president stressed the determination of the Egyptian government and people to continue their efforts to confront and defeat this scourge and undermine its security and intellectual danger. The United States on all sides to support those efforts.
For his part, the US Secretary of State praised the success of Egypt's resolute and decisive efforts in this regard during the past period, expressing his country's support for these efforts, stressing that Egypt is a central partner in addressing the challenge of cross-border terrorism.
Ambassador Bassam Radhi added that the meeting also discussed a number of regional issues, especially the developments in Libya, Syria and Yemen, and the efforts to reach a political settlement to these crises, thus preserving their territorial integrity and the integrity of their national institutions. Areas of influence for external forces, as well as provide a security basis to combat terrorist organizations and the siege of elements to prevent their transfer to other countries in the region.
The two sides also reviewed the latest developments in the Palestinian issue and means of reviving the peace process. The Egyptian president affirmed Egypt's firm stance in this regard to reach a just and comprehensive solution that guarantees the rights of the Palestinian people and the establishment of an independent state according to the international references, expressing Egypt's keenness to cooperate with the United States. Palestinian-Israeli negotiations process.
On the response of the interview of president Abdul Fattah Alsisi with CBS TV, that was leaked recently,Dr. Essam Khalil, head of the Free Egyptians Party,commented ;"
We believe in the freedom of media as the essence of the freedom of opinion, but we deeply regret the failure of the American CBS channel for its serious professional errors during the mention and/or broadcast of the interview with Mr. President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi with the program 60 minutes broadcasted today,
Khalil said that by analyzing the content & the performance of the channel in its promo presentation and broadcast of the interview, we can say that there is a smell of lies and falsehoods to this channel
First: The date of the interview with Mr. President was last September, more than 3 months ago, a precedent that has not previously been in the postponement of dialogue with a high figure as President of the Republic of Egypt,
Second: The channel did not abide by the professional standards of television interviews where the sources hosted by the channel expressed one view and are known to belong to extremist and terrorist groups and then lacked the interview of the diversity of sources, which is marked by the interview of the host
Third: During the promo period, which was a quarter of an hour, all the questions addressed to the President was linked to one subject, although the guest head of state represents the largest countries in the Middle East, which entailed a variety covering several axes, which did not happen
Fourth: The adoption of the announcer on the report of the Human Watch organization as a guide and the source of his question about Rab3a , Is a clear lack of professionalism and fraud to the viewer's, as the Human watch itself apologized for the inaccuracy of information and falsification of an eyewitness in her report
Fifthly: The announcer described the extremist groups as political opponents of the president. This is a pure lie, because the terrorist group and its supporters are opponents of the Egyptian people who have spoken out loudly and still suffer from their terrorist acts until two days ago, when an Egyptian officer was killed while trying to protect an Egyptian church
Sixth, the program relied on the use of rhetoric and accusations against the Egyptian state by including his questions that congressional deputies say to the US to say that his accusation is serious. There is no evidence of torture or murder in Egyptian prisons. Or Thousands are arrested which is also claimed to be a non-professional announcer as all this data lack hard materialized evidence
Seventh,The channel intended to give the sources it hosted importance by cutting off the dialogue of the president and to show those sources in the interview, which interferes with equal opportunities in the dialogue and turned the interview to what is similar to a normal television investigation
Eighth,The channel used screenings in a way that distracts the followers' minds and is a deliberate attempt that proves total unprofessionalism from the Channel.
Ninth,The channel used the nearby Camera Close-On with low light in an attempt to catch any expression of the features of the president's face for use by the channel in an attempt to embarrass the president, but failed in that as failed throughout the interview as it failed for the past two days in her desperate ways to market against the Egyptian President & Citizens.
Tenth,The deliberate reduction of the voice of President Sisi and deliberate misrepresentation of his speech by translating inaccurate was the last failed attempts to harm the President, but also an attempt to get back on track and where it failed last. Dr. Khalil concluded his remarks by stating that President al-Sisi, is proving that he is an Egyptian citizen with the rank of president who knows the value of his country and how he expresses his people firmly and efficiently in all occasions in all times Khalil added that the president and Egyptian People have won and increased the loss of the channel and its famous program....
Reported by|Tony wild
Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi visits Austria for 4 days ,considering the first from its sort for an egyptian president to visit Austria since 11 years.
The importance of the visit came as Egypt deeps its relationship with austria and also it will participate at the summit level in the Euro- Africa.
According to a report prepared by the State Information Service, Egypt's external move in recent years - including its current visit to Austria - is governed by a set of objectives, foremost of which is working for all that strengthens the Egyptian national security in all its components in its broad sense, and achieves the Egyptian national political, economic, As well as all that contributes to achieving security and stability in the Middle East and the Arab world, in addition to the role of Egypt in its African continent and internationally.
Based on the current situation in Egypt, the priorities of the national action are to provide international support for Egypt's efforts in achieving comprehensive security, improving citizens' lives and reforming economic performance, including attracting foreign investments, attracting advanced technology and international partners in these areas and increasing tourism and exports. At the same time, achieving stability and confronting crises in the Middle East and the Mediterranean is one of the objectives of Egypt's foreign policy.
On the other hand, Egypt's role and responsibility in the African continent requires it to communicate with all international forces and international groups to provide political and economic support for the development of Africa. In this context, the President traveled to Germany twice to participate in the German- And others ..
In addition, Egypt will assume the presidency of the African Union at the beginning of 2019. This will increase its role and responsibility in this regard.
The visit of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to Austria, the first visit by an Egyptian president to Austria since 11 years, is a four-day visit. He is the only president among the leaders and representatives of 50 countries. Which called on his sovereignty to call for a bilateral visit ahead of the start of the multilateral summit between Europe and Africa.
The bilateral visit will include a meeting with Austrian President Alexander van der Plen, and then the president will meet Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurtz at the Chancellor's residence where the two leaders will witness the signing of a number of memorandums and cooperation agreements between Egypt and Austria.
He will also meet with the Austrian parliament speaker to discuss the strengthening of relations between the two peoples.
At the end of the visit, the president will meet with the officials of about 13 of the largest Austrian companies in the presence of a number of Egyptian businessmen in a meeting organized by the Austrian Chamber of Commerce.
The meeting will also discuss ways of increasing Austrian investments in Egypt and supporting trade exchange and technical, technological and scientific cooperation with Austria. The president will also present Egypt's achievements in economic development and development, in addition to discussing the Middle East issues, especially the Palestinian issue, security in the Mediterranean, Illegal relations and cooperation with Europe as a result of Austria's current presidency of the European Union at its current session until the end of 2018.
Sharm Elsheikh - Mena
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has decided to set up an investment risk guarantee fund in Africa to encourage Egyptian investors to channel their investments to Africa and participate in the development of the continent and take advantage of the enormous opportunities available to it.
Al-Sisi called for speeding up the Cairo-Cape Town route to integrate the continent's countries and expand trade between its countries. He called for stimulating and facilitating the work of African companies in Egypt to stimulate joint investments and benefit from the continuous development of the Egyptian economy.
Speaking at the end of the Africa 2018 Forum in Sharm El-Sheikh on Sunday, 9 December 2018, Sisi said that the Forum's activities were an opportunity to affirm Egypt's interest in supporting the African continent's interests, enhancing its development path and an opportunity to exchange views and ideas on ways to promote comprehensive development. On our continent, with a view to finding the best means to improve our present situation and to build our future as we wish and aspire to.
The Egyptian President stressed that achieving security and stability, development and modernization are the most important means of confronting the political, economic and social challenges in our continent. This is evident in the discussions held during the forum, which focused on discussing strategies to attract investments to the continent, For entrepreneurs on the continent level, and strengthening cross-border economic cooperation.
Al-sisi stressed that Egypt will always be supportive of efforts to strengthen African cooperation in particular and international cooperation in general, as reflected in Egypt's open and fair policies to maximize the benefits of these efforts in achieving sustainable economic development, including enhancing the role of the private sector in development and investment at the level of All African countries.
Sharm Elsheikh - SIS
President Abdel Fattah El Sisi witnessed the closing session of Africa 2018 Forum held in the Red Sea resort of Sharm El Sheikh.
Sisi was welcomed with applause as he entered the conference hall.
The forum's closing session was attended by a galaxy of ministers, high-level Egyptian and African officials besides a great number of experts and specialists in the economic field.
Most of the attendees were youths who came from all over the African continent in light of the attention paid by President Sisi to youths especially the Africans.
The forum witnessed the participation of ten African Presidents and a number of premiers and ministers in addition to 2,000 businessmen, investors and high-level figures in the field of business.
Investment Minister Sahr Nasr thanked the leaders, ministers, parliamentarians, heads of international funding institutions and investment banks, investors and entrepreneurs who took part in Africa 2018 Forum, pointing out to the active participation of the African women and promising youths.
The forum took up the priorities of economic development and investment opportunities in the African countries, the minister said, adding that the participants in the event probed aspects of joint cooperation in order to achieve the goals of sustainable economic development in the continent.
She stressed that the mechanisms of the international funding institutions should run in compatibility with the national priorities and standards that serve the interests of countries.
The forum witnessed inking 30 agreements worth $3.5 billion in the fields of investment, national projects, entrepreneurship, financing small- and medium-scale enterprises, infrastructure and promoting technical cooperation.
The signed agreements reflect the confidence of the investors and international financing institutions in Egypt's economic reform program, investment environment and wise leadership, Nasr affirmed.
The minister read out the recommendations of the forum topped by boosting and activating the participation and cooperation between the public and private sectors especially in the infrastructure, linkage networks, information technology and transport domains.
Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry described Africa 2018 Forum as a "shining beacon" on Africa's annual events agenda.
International development partners and all African countries consider the event as the most important continental forum for leaders, ministers and senior officials concerned with the investment sector and a promising platform for showing commercial investment opportunities in Africa, he added.
This year witnesses historic steps in support of intra-African trade and investment, including the launch of the African Free Trade Area (AFTA), hoped to be put into force in 2019, as well as an active Egyptian role aiming to support continental economic integration, the minister said in a speech at the forum’s closing session.
He called for concerted African efforts to achieve such goals.
He highlighted the role played by the African private sector in boosting intra-African trade and maximizing the benefit of investment opportunities in the continent.
As African governments, we continue to provide the necessary political support through the decision-making organs of the African Union and other regional economic groups, with a view to addressing the real challenges hindering access to the desired development rates in Africa, Shoukry said.
Egypt will make major efforts during its 2019 presidency of the African Union to mobilize collective African efforts and activate the necessary mechanisms needed to soundly address challenges hampering the continent’s development process, including armed conflicts, political crises, proliferation of terrorist groups and organized criminal gangs, illegal migration, high rates of refugees and internally displaced people, he added.
Investing in infrastructure is a key priority for Africa as it will help provide job opportunities and attract investments to its markets, the minister stressed.
He affirmed Egypt's keenness to boost its cooperation and partnership with all sisterly African nations.
Addressing the closing session, President Sisi affirmed Egypt's keenness on promoting its policy of openness to sisterly African countries.
He said that bringing security and stability is the basis of achieving development and addressing political and economic challenges in the African continent.
Sisi also announced the establishment of a fund to provide guarantees against risks for Egyptian businessmen willing to invest in Africa to contribute to achieving development of the continent and take advantage of the enormous opportunities available there.
President Abdul Fattah Al Sisi underlined on Tuesday 27/11/2018 the depth of relations between Egypt and Saudi Arabia.
At a meeting with visiting Saudi Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman, the President added that stability and security of Saudi Arabia is an inseparable part of the Egyptian national security, according to Presidential Spokesman Ambassador Bassam Radi.
The President confirmed keenness on enhancing coordination and cooperation with Saudi Arabia at the highest level to stand up to challenges in the Middle East, added the spokesman.
The crown prince Mohamed Bin Salman was in a visit to Egypt for 2 days in his third visits through his arabic tour that started with Bahrin kingdom and AUE ,Egypt and Tunis his last station.
Egypt received today at evening the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at the head of a high-level delegation and in the forefront of his reception President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi and several ministers.
Egypt is the third station for Crown Prince's visits in the region, which included Bahrain and the UAE, before the Crown Prince ahead to the G20 summit in Argentina where he will participate from December 30 to January 1.
H.E. President Al-Sisi held a joint session with the Crown Prince in which they discussed the latest developments in the region and the distinguished Egyptian-Saudi relations. These relations have witnessed great expansion and historical depth linking the two nations over the years.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, whose investments in Egypt amount to 27 billion dollars, depends on Egypt in the form of the major country interests such as the political, strategic and economic capabilities that enhance international cooperation.