Sisi meets int’l delegations to discuss foreign relations
President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi - YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO: A U.K. delegation for the House of Commons, chaired by the Conservative Party politician Anthony David, arrived Saturday morning Cairo International Airport to meet President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, Cairo International Airport authorities said.

The 20-member delegation will discuss with Sisi bilateral relations and means of supporting cooperation in all fields between both sides.

After Egypt designated the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group on December 25, 2013 the U.K. conducted investigations on Brotherhood activities in Britain amid reports that the group is using London as a base to plan militant activities, AP reported on April 1.

U.K. former Prime Minister and Special Envoy for the Middle East Quartet of Peace Tony Blair’s representatives arrive in Cairo Saturday evening. They will prepare Blair’s expected visit in the few days, the airport authority said in another statement on Saturday.

While addressing the nation after taking the oath as Egypt’s President on June 8, Sisi reviewed his foreign policy over the next four years term by saying that the Palestine case will be the Arab world’s top priority and an essential file to Egypt’s Foreign Ministry.

Blair and Sisi are due to discuss ways of activating the peace process between Palestine and Israel, Israeli settlements, and the case of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails, the statement added.

Sisi will also meet Republic of Nicaragua President’s special envoy Mohamed El-Ashtar Saturday to tackle bilateral relations, airport authorities told Youm7.

Sisi will meet a parliamentary delegation from Kuwait headed by the National Assembly deputy spokesperson Mubarak Al-Khurainej.

Relations between Egypt and Kuwait improved since the ousting of former Islamist President Mohamed Morsi on July 3 by the Army after mass protests calling for the end of his regime during the June 30 demonstrations.

Kuwait pledged to grant Egypt aid to overcome the financial crisis in Egypt since the January 25 Revolution in 2011. In July 2013, Kuwaiti news agency Kuna reported that the kingdom will deposit $2 billion with the Egyptian Central Bank, grant a billion of dollars, and offer another billion dollars for oil products.

Additional reporting to Mohamed Tantawy.

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