CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi called on the international community to help the African continent fight poverty, saying the continent had become one of the fastest growing and most attractive areas for foreign investment.
"This meeting reinforces cooperation between Germany and the African continent in an unprecedented way," El Sisi said on the sidelines of the G20 Africa Summit initiative in Berlin.
He added: "We seek to cooperate through mutual benefit, especially in light of the increased risk of protectionism," and continued: "Regional linkage projects on the continent will help increase global growth."
The Egyptian president arrived Monday evening at the German presidential residence and held talks with his German counterpart Frank-Walter Steinmeier on developing and strengthening cooperation frameworks between the two countries.
He also participated in a meeting of Steinmeier with the heads of state and government of the countries participating in the G20 and Africa summit, and then in a working dinner.
Sisi is scheduled to hold talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday, at the end of his current visit to Germany.