CAIRO: Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has invited President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi to attend the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) meeting that scheduled to be held on Oct. 22, announced Egyptian Presidential spokesperson Alaa Youssef announced Friday.
Mali and France will co-chair the OECD meetings that will take place in Paris, the statement added.
Sisi congratulated Keita on signing the peace and reconciliation agreement between conflicting parts; on May 15 Mali government and political and military movements signed the agreement after Algerian brokerage, putting an end to conflict since early2012 between government and Tuareg rebels.
The meeting came on the sidelines of the New York-based 70th UN General Assembly meetings; Sisi also held other bilateral meetings with Presidents of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow who invited Sisi to attend Neutrality Day of Turkmenistan on Dec. 12, Youssef noted.
The Egyptian President also spoke with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi who expressed his country’s willing to establish a strategic partnership with Egypt, Youssef continued.
In his speech to a sustainable development conference Friday held in advance of the United Nations General Debate Sisi called for supporting developing countries to achieve coexistence and the right to sustainable development.