President Abdel Fattah El Sisi said that Egypt looks with great consideration and appreciation to Pakistan as one of the largest Muslim countries and welcomes the development of bilateral cooperation and the exchange of expertise in various fields.
The President’s remarks came as he received Wednesday Pakistani Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmoud Qureshi in the presence of Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukri, Presidency Spokesman Ambassador Bassam Radi said.
President Sisi also praised the historical relations that bind the two countries and expressed Egypt’s keenness to enhance coordination and consultation with Pakistan on various regional issues and issues of common interest, including in the foremost the fight against terrorism and extremist ideology, which is one of the most important challenges facing the two countries.
The Pakistani foreign minister, meanwhile, conveyed to President Sisi a message from Pakistani President Arif Alvi, which included an invitation to Sisi to visit Pakistan, as part of the deep relations binding the two friendly countries and peoples.
He also said that Pakistan is looking forward to exploring new vistas for bilateral cooperation with Egypt, asserting that the stability of Egypt is a pillar of stability in the Middle East and the Muslim world in general.
He also praised the inspiring Egyptian experience, represented by the huge achievements that Egypt has realized over the past years in various fields with the President’s wise leadership and insightful vision.
He also lauded Egypt’s efforts in combating terrorism and achieving security and stability as well as comprehensive development including economic reforms and the establishment of the major national projects currently underway, he said.
The Pakistani foreign minister also said that Pakistan looks at the Egyptian development experience with appreciation and admiration and looks forward to benefiting from this experience in view of the similarities of the situations in both countries and the common challenges facing them.
Foreign Minister Shoukri also held a press conference with his Pakistani counterpart yesterday. The two top diplomats expressed keenness on boosting bilateral ties and consolidating coordination on regional issues.