Presidency spox says Sisi Algeria visit‘quantum leap’
President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi meets President Abdelaziz Bouteflika - Photo courtesy of Presidential office

CAIRO: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi‘s visit and talks with his Algerian counterpart President Abdelaziz Bouteflika represent a “quantum leap” on the level of bilateral relations and for launching strategic and stable relations between Algeria and Egypt, stated Egyptian presidential spokesperson Ehab Badawy, reported state-owned MENA Wednesday.

In the meeting, Sisi expressed his appreciation for the efforts and the support of Algeria in returning Egypt to the activities of the African Union,Badawy added.

Sisi arrived in Algeria Wednesday morning in a brief visit and departed on the same day heading off to Malabo to attend the African Summit on Thursday.

Sisi and Bouteflika discussed boosting political and economic relations in the light of the distinctive historical relations between the Algerian and the Egyptian people, he added.

Badawy said Sisi expressed Egypt’s desire to reinstateits investments in Algeria and restore its status as the country’s biggest external investor, adding the talks also tackled regional issues in Palestine, Iraq, Libya and Syria in addition to the African issues.

Sisi is scheduled to arrive in Malabo, the capital of Equatorial Guinea,where he is slated to give a speech in the opening session of the African Union summit.

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