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.
Edit by : Christian Megan
Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Curtis praised the good relations that links his country and Russia, stressing that it will not change in the future,
"We are a country," he told a news conference on Wednesday
But the suspicion of espionage can only hold Vienna to criticize Moscow.
Good relations with Russia and we seek dialogue with them, and this will not change in the future. "
"But when we suspect spying, we will always criticize it and prevent it."
On November 10, Austrian authorities arrested a former Austrian spy on suspicion of spying for Russia and could face up to 10 years in prison if found guilty.
The Austrian Chancellor then asked Russia for transparent information on the issue and said Vienna would discuss it with its European partners.
Foreign Minister Karen Kniessel canceled a visit to the Russian capital, scheduled for early December.
For its part, the Russian Foreign Ministry announced that it summoned Austrian Ambassador to Moscow Johannis Ignier, after summoning the Austrian authorities acting Russian ambassador to Vienna.
However, Austrian President Alexander van der Belen has called for not to shake relations with Russia over the question of suspected spying.