CAIRO: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi discussed the Palestinian-Israeli peace process and counterterrorism with U.S. State Secretary John Kerry, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Jordanian King Abdullah II, Youm7 reported Friday.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab received Kuwait’s Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah at the airport of Sharm el-Sheikh, where the Egypt Economic Development Conference is being held.
UAE and Saudi Arabia
After Sisi received the United Arab Emirates delegation, UAE Minister of State Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber told Youm7 “I am sure the business community of United Arab Emirates will be distinguished during the conference in terms of the number, level, and quality of the participation.”
The UAE delegation is headed by Vice President Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Al Jaber added the summit is a “beginning of a new booming phase” for the Egyptian economy.
Sisi also held a meeting with Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Muqrin bin Abdulaziz. The prince emphasized his kingdom’s “permanent support” to Egypt, according to the Saudi Press Agency.
Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir and Omani Chairman of the State Council Yahya bin Mahfoudh al-Manthri were also received by Sisi.
Flights flooding Sharm al-Sehikh
On Friday, Egypt Air is scheduled to fly 19 flights Friday from Cairo and Alexandria to Sharm el-Sheikh, and 27 private jets will arrive in the resort to attend the summit, a source in the Ministry of Aviation told Youm7.
Some 2,500 people arrived in Sharm el-Sheikh Airport Thursday in 28 flights from Cairo, in addition to over 50 private flights.
The summit ends on Sunday.