Sisi embarks on Asian tour
President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi - YOUM7

CAIRO: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi wil begin Saturday a tour to Singapore, China and Indonesia to bolster bilateral cooperation in various fields, Youm7 reported.

During the seven-day tour, Sisi is due to meet with leaders of the three countries and address new areas of cooperation in diplomatic, economic and security. The tour comes shortly after his visit to Russia ended Thursday.

Sisi will start his tour with a visit to Singapore in response to an official invitation of Singaporean President Tony Tan. The visit is the first of its kind since Singapore declared its independence in 1965.

The president is scheduled to visit China, also in response to an official invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping, to attend celebrations of the 70th anniversary of China’s victory over Japan in the World War II.

Sisi is scheduled to sign $10-billion worth agreements with Chinese firms to implement 14 projects in electricity, transport and sewage, Al-Ahram reported, citing Egyptian Industry Minister Mounir Fakhry Abdel Nour.

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