President Charles Michel and President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi of Egypt meet in Cairo

November 15, 2021
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Charles Michel, President of the European Council met with Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, President of Egypt, in Cairo.

The two Presidents exchanged views on the current level and future prospects of EU-Egypt economic and political relations, including the situation regarding fundamental freedoms and human rights as well as regional stability and security.

The Presidents discussed the current international tensions following the terrorist attacks committed in a number of European countries. They reiterated their strong condemnation of terrorism and of any attempt to justify these crimes.President Michel thanked President Sisi for his reaction to the recent events.

[…] The Presidents re-affirmed their determination to continue joint efforts to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic.  The upcoming meeting between European Union and African Union leaders on 9 December will be an opportunity to discuss further the fight against the pandemic, cooperation for economic recovery, as well as common objectives and concrete actions to strengthen the continent-to-continent partnership in the coming years.

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