Egypt- UK Cooperate on Combating, Financing, Promoting Terrorism
Sept. 17, 2019
Cairo- Asharq Al-Awsat
Egypt has expressed its interest in developing relations in various fields with Britain during the coming period in addition to continued bilateral cooperation in combating, financing and promoting terrorism.
Assistant Foreign Minister for European Affairs Ambassador Amr Ramadan said during his meeting with British Minister of State for the Middle East and North Africa Affairs Andrew Morrison that he looks forward to bolstering and developing bilateral political dialogue.
According to a statement on the Egyptian Foreign Ministry’s official Facebook page, the meeting tackled means of boosting bilateral relations in various fields.
Ramadan stressed the importance of building on the positive outcomes of the meeting between Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi and the new British Prime Minister on the sidelines of theG7 summit, which was held on August in Biarritz, France.
The Egyptian and British governments agree on the need to formulate new frameworks for the future of bilateral relations to achieve the interests of both sides, the statement noted, especially in light of Brexit decision.
It said both sides also agreed that there are great opportunities to enhance bilateral cooperation in trade, industry, investment and services sectors.
Morrison, for his part, praised Egypt's remarkable improvement in economic indicators during the past period and its pivotal role in the Middle East and Africa.
He stressed his country’s keenness to bolster cooperation with Egypt in various fields in light of the historical relations between the two countries.
“The current situation of the Egyptian economy contributes to encouraging the British business community to pump more investments in the Egyptian market,” the British official said, noting the importance of maintaining the pace of bilateral cooperation.
Meanwhile, Deputy Foreign Minister for African Affairs Ambassador Hamdi Sanad Loza stressed the importance Egypt attaches to the governance of migration in a way that promotes sustainable development.
He pointed to the need to invest in data, statistics, and migration research since sound policy-making related to migration requires accurate and detailed information.
This came during the opening of the African Union ministerial meeting on migration in Egypt on Monday.