Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met with his Somali counterpart, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud at Cairo’s Al-Ittihadiya Palace.
“We reviewed progress achieved in joint projects between Egypt and Somalia, and agreed on the importance of our joint action to strengthen economic development efforts in Somalia,” El-Sisi said during a joint press conference.
Before including delegations from both countries, the two presidents had private discussions. El-Sisi stressed how important Egypt’s long-standing connections with Somalia are to the country.
The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, the Red Sea, and recent regional developments of common interest were discussed, as well as strategies to improve bilateral relations.
Mahmoud brought up domestic developments, such as steps done to restore stability and security in Somalia.
El-Sisi reiterated Egypt’s dedication to assisting Somalia in overcoming its issues, particularly the menace of terrorism and extremist ideology.
He also reiterated Egypt’s readiness to assist Somalia in building and bolstering its governmental institutions.