Asia

Cairo 

The Egyptian spokesman of the presidency,ambassador Basam Raday declared that 

President Abdul  Fattah AlSisi received Monday the Cypriot House of Representatives chief,Mr. Demetris Syllouris, and his accompanying delegation.

The President confirmed the deep historic relations that the two countries and peoples share and Egypt’s keenness to enhance them in various fields. He asked for his greetings to be conveyed to the President of Cyprus, Nicos Anastasiades, and expressed that he values the continued coordination and consultation with the Cypriot president to discuss further cooperation between the two countries as well as trilateral cooperation with Greece, noting that the trilateral mechanism sets an example for cooperation in the East Mediterranean region.

Mr. Syllouris conveyed the appreciation of President Anastasiades to President Al Sisi. He lauded the outstanding bilateral relationsand their recent development, affirming the interest of Cyprus in bolstering them.

The meeting reviewed aspects of cooperation between Egypt and Cyprus. President AlSisi  welcomed the ongoing cooperation and communication with Cyprus at different levels, which is demonstrated by the increase in exchanged visits as well as at the level of parliament, whereby the speaker of the Egyptian parliament visited Cyprus at the invitation of his Cypriot counterpart in 2018. The President looked forward to further cooperation within the framework of trilateral cooperation mechanism and building on the outcome of the six trilateral summits that have been held to date, especially in the areas of tourism, investment, energy and electricity connection.

President AlSisi  and Mr. Syllouris also discussed the outcome of the first trilateral meeting that included the speakers of the Egyptian, Greek and Cypriot parliaments held in Cyprus in February 2019 with the aim of enhancing relations at the level of the parliament and people. This shall compliment cooperation efforts in different dimensions, such historic, cultural, political and economiccooperation so as to reinforce the partnership that the three countries share.

The President welcomed the initiative by the speaker of the Cypriot parliament to teach Arabic in Cyprus and noted Egypt’s keennessto assist this initiative, which shall strengthen bonds between Cyprus and the Arab countries.

 

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Cairo 

reported by ;Abeer Almadawy 

sunday, 21 of April, 2019

According to the Egyptian presidency spokesman declared that an important summit has held between president Abdul Fattah Alsisi and the Palestinian president  Mahmoud Abbas in the Althadya Palace today.

 

The two presidents discussed the latest developments pertinent to the Palestinian issue. As President Alsisi  confirmed Egypt’ssupport for the issue and for reaching a just and comprehensive solution that leads to the establishment of an independent Palestinian state, in line with the international resolutions, with East Jerusalem as its capital.

While from his part , President of Palestine Mahmoud Abbas expressed his appreciation for Egypt’s endeavors to resolve this issue, protect the rights of the Palestinians and achieve Palestinian national unity. He stressed that he is keen to consult and coordinate with President AlSisi  on the situation and to address the challenges that the Palestinians face. He reviewed the current status, in light of the recent developments.

However President Alsisi  confirmed Egypt’s full support for the Palestinian position towards the path of political settlement.

The meeting touched on the difficulties that the Palestinian Authority is experiencing after Israel’s deduction of funds and the negative consequences it has on the PA. The President confirmed Egypt’s keenness to do its utmost effort with the concerned parties to prevent the situation from exacerbating.

The meeting also touched on Egypt’s efforts to preserve the calm in the Gaza Strip. explaining that Egypt’s efforts primarily aim at preserving the security and stability of the Palestinian people and improve the humanitarian and economic situation in the Gaza Strip. In addition, Egypt continues efforts to complete the reconciliation process and realise politicalconsensus in the framework of a unified vision among all the Palestinian factions and in line with the Egyptian strategy to support the Palestinian Authority and its role in the Gaza Strip as well as foil attempts to reinforce the separation between the WestBank and the Gaza Strip. Egypt also continues endeavors with the concerned parties and donor countries to solve the UNRWA’s funding issue so as to enable it to continue providing services to the Palestinian refugees.

Source : the Egyptian presidency spoke man page 

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Washington 

 Reported by: Abeer Almadawy  

Mr president Of Egypt is in a visit to US  now as he accepted the invitation of the American president Donald Trump since 2 weeks ...

The White House published the interview between both presidents before the bilateral talks as the following; 

News from Oval Office- White House 12:17 P.M. EDT

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Thank you very much. It’s a great honor to be with President Al Sisi of Egypt. We have many things to discuss, as you can imagine: military, trade.

And I have to say that a lot of progress has been made in a lot of different ways, in terms of terrorism and others things, with Egypt and within Egypt. It’s really incredible what’s happened, especially in certain respects that we’ve already talked about. But we will be meeting with representatives of the President and of Egypt in a little while.

Again, we have very, very important things, militarily, to talk about. And also about trade. A big trading partner. We do a lot of work together. We work together. And I think we’ve never had a better relationship — Egypt and the United States — than we do right now.

So, I want to thank everybody for being here. And, Mr. President, thank you very much.

PRESIDENT AL SISI: Thank you, Mr. President.

PRESIDENT TRUMP: My friend.

PRESIDENT AL SISI: (As interpreted.) Thank you, Mr. President. Allow me to express my thanks for your kind invitation and for providing me this opportunity to meet and talk about making a quantum leap in the strategic relationship between Egypt and the United States.

Let me emphasize, Mr. President, that the relations have not been better over the years of our bilateral relationship, and that is why I’m extending, Mr. President, to you our thanks, appreciation, and greetings for (inaudible).

All the credit goes to you, Mr. President. Thank you very much for your support on all fronts. This is what we’re seeking to promote our bilateral relations in various fields: political, economic, military, cultural, and others.

Thank you very much.

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Well, thank you. And I just have to say, before we perhaps take a couple of questions, the First Lady was recently in Egypt. She was treated beautifully.

But maybe even more importantly, what she saw with the Pyramids was — you could call it the seventh wonder or the eighth wonder of the world. She thought it was incredible. She thought it was one of the most incredible things she’s seen. And we have lots of pictures, and that was great day and a great moment to see the Pyramids — the Great Pyramids.

So hopefully a lot of people will be going and looking at them. But she’s not easily impressed; she was very impressed.

So thank you very much.

Q Mr. President, you seem to be —

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Go ahead, Jeff.

Q You seem to be cleaning house at DHS. What would you like to achieve with the new leadership there?

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Well, I never said I’m “cleaning house.” I don’t know who came up with that expression. We have a lot of great people over there. We have bad laws. We have a judge that just ruled, incredibly, that he doesn’t want people staying in Mexico. Figure that one out. Nobody can believe these decisions we’re getting from the Ninth Circuit. It’s a disgrace.

And so we’re fighting the bad laws, the bad — the bad things that are coming out of Congress. You have a Democrat Congress that’s obstructing. You talk about obstruction — the greatest obstruction anyone has ever seen. All they have to do is spend 20 minutes and they can fix this whole problem.

We have the worst laws of any country anywhere in the world, whether it’s catch and release or any one of them. I mean, I could name — I could sit here and name them, but if you got rid of catch and release, chain migration, visa lottery — you have to fix the asylum situation; it’s ridiculous. You have people coming in, claiming asylum. They’re all reading exactly what the lawyer gives them. They have a piece of paper. “Read what that is.” And all of the sudden, you’re entitled to asylum. And some of these people are not people you want in our country.

So we are building a lot of wall. It’s getting built. Some of you saw that last week, when we went — we had a great presentation of a new stretch. But we’re building a lot of wall and we’re being very strong on the border.

But we’re bucking a court system that never, ever rules for us. And we’re bucking really bad things with Congress — with the Democrats in Congress not willing to act. They want to have open borders, which means they want to have crime; they want to have drugs pouring into our country. They don’t want to act. We have to close up the borders. We’re doing it, but we’re doing it — I could do it much faster if they would act.

So it’s a terrible thing. The Democrats in Congress — what they’re doing and the obstruction — they don’t want to fix it. And we have to fix it. They want open borders. They want to have millions of people pouring into our country. They don’t even want to know who they are.

These are people coming into our country with criminal records. We have murderers coming in. We have drug lords coming in. We have gangs coming in. And we’re stopping them. And if we don’t stop them, ICE is throwing them the hell out. We’re getting them out.

But our job could be so much easier. I think Kevin is going to do a fantastic job. He’s Acting, but I think he’s going to do a fantastic job. And we’re not doing anything very big, as far as — what we need: homeland security. That’s exactly what we want. There’s no better term; there’s no better name. We want homeland security and that’s what we’re going to get. Thank you all very much. Thank you.

Thank you. Thank you very much. Thank you very much.

Q Egypt is ordering more fighter jets from Russia. How do you feel about that?

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Thank you very much, everybody.

Q Are you considering child separations, sir? Can you rule that out, Mr. President? You wouldn’t start separating the children again, would you, Mr. President?

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Obama separated the children, by the way.

Q Would you consider doing it again?

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Just so you understand, President Obama separated the children. Those cages that were shown — I think they were very inappropriate — they were built by President Obama’s administration, not by Trump. President Obama had child separation. Take a look. The press knows it. You know it. We all know it. I didn’t have — I’m the one that stopped it. President Obama had child separation.

Now, I’ll tell you something: Once you don’t have it, that’s why you see many more people coming. They’re coming like it’s a picnic because “let’s go to Disneyland.” President Obama separated children. They had child separation. I was the one that changed it.

Okay. Thank you very much.

Q But what’s President Trump going to do? Are you going to bring it back is the question. Would you bring it back?

Q Will you bring it back, though?

PRESIDENT TRUMP: We’re not looking to do that. No.

Q You’re not going to bring it back?

PRESIDENT TRUMP: We’re not looking to do that. No.

Thank you very much.

Q You’re not looking to bring it back?

PRESIDENT TRUMP: But it — it brings a lot more people to the border. When you don’t do it, it brings a lot more people to the border. We are not looking to do it.

But President Obama had the law. We changed the law. And I think the press should accurately report it. But, of course, they won’t.

Thank you all very much. Thank you.

Q Should the Muslim Brotherhood be a terrorist organization? Muslim Brotherhood?

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Thank you very much.

Q (Inaudible.)

PRESIDENT TRUMP: It’s a great honor to be with the President. It’s a great honor to be with your President.

Q Do you support his efforts to stay in power longer?

PRESIDENT TRUMP: What?

Q (Inaudible) through 2034?

PRESIDENT TRUMP: I don’t hear you.

Q Do you support his efforts to stay in power through 2034?

PRESIDENT TRUMP: I think he’s doing a great job. I don’t know about the effort; I can just tell you he’s doing a great job. Great President.

Thank you very much, everybody. Thank you.

END

2:26 P.M. EDT

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Vienna

Head of the Austrian Parliament Wolfgang Sopotka received Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi on Monday who is  in a four-day visit to Austria, as it is the first by an Egyptian president since  11 years.

Ambassador Bassam Radhi, Spokesperson for the Presidency of the Republic, said that Mr. Sopotka welcomed the visit of President Sisi to Austria, noting the distinguished relations between the Egyptian and Austrian peoples and his country's keenness to support Egypt in its efforts to achieve comprehensive development. And strengthening the partnership between the two countries in various fields, especially at the parliamentary level.

For his part, the President Alsisi expressed his appreciation for the visit of the National Assembly and expressed his hope that the visit would be a starting point for the development of the distinguished relations of friendship between Egypt and Austria at various levels, especially in the parliamentary sector through exchanging experiences and parliamentary visits between the two countries. Communication between the two peoples and the promotion of bilateral cooperation.

Ambassador Bassam Radhi added that the meeting dealt with ways of activating the frameworks of joint cooperation and developing bilateral relations between the two countries and pushing them towards greater horizons during the coming period, especially in the fields of tourism and culture.

They also reviewed the latest developments in the Middle East and the comprehensive Egyptian vision on combating terrorism, extremist ideology and illegal immigration. The President of the Austrian National Council paid tribute to Egypt's efforts in this regard, which is the pillar of stability in the region. The international community is united in order to eliminate these transient phenomena.

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