President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi signed three memorandums of understanding (MoU) during a meeting with his Zambian counterpart Edgar Lungu on Tuesday.
The MoU were signed to boost cooperation between both countries in the fields of youth, sports, health, medicine, and tourism.
Al-Sisi held a joint press conference with his Zambian counterpart following receiving him at Al-Ittihadiya presidential palace.
In his speech during the conference, Al-Sisi said that the talks with his counterpart included discussions on boosting cooperation in various aspects of bilateral relations between the two countries, especially concerning trade and investment.
“I assure you that Egypt attaches special importance to strengthening the economic relations with Zambia, especially with the increasing activeness of Egyptian companies operating in Zambia in different fields, including electricity, telecommunications, and construction. I assure you that Egypt aspires to further cooperation to exploit the opportunities available to both countries,” Al-Sisi said.
Both leaders agreed to take all measures and steps necessary to facilitate and increase trade between the two countries and encourage joint ventures in various economic sectors.
The president also added that the meeting discussed the latest developments of the African continent and ways to enhance joint African action.
“We agreed on the importance of intensifying efforts together and continuing coordination and consultation to benefit our African continent. We also agreed on the importance of activating efforts to achieve the desired development agenda of 2063, as well as maximising the utilisation of the existing African regional groups that include COMESA, to which Egypt and Zambia belong,” he also said.
The meeting came within the framework of Egypt’s keenness to maintain continuous communication and coordination with its neighbours on the African continent and to strengthen cooperation in various fields.