Press Release: Sisi meets President of South Africa 
President Abdel Fatal al-Sisi (L) shakes hands with his South African counterpart Jacob Zuma after helding bilateral talks in Addis Ababa-held AU Summit Friday on Jan. 29, 2016- photo from Egyptian Presidential Office
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CAIRO: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi met on Friday with the President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma, in Addis Ababa. President El Sisi asserted that Egypt is keen on enhancing ties with South Africa in various fields, in light of the historic and distinct relations the two countries share. He pointed out the importance of capitalizing on both countries’ potential in order to put into effect frameworks for bilateral cooperation in different sectors, serve common interests and realize development in Africa.

 President Zuma lauded the measures Egypt has taken to complete its democratic and constitutional structures and offered his congratulations on Egypt’s election to the AU Peace and Security Council as well as its membership in the UN Security Council. He stressed the importance of coordination and consultation between Egypt and South Africa on various issues as well as the need to strengthen bilateral ties in various fields.

The two presidents reviewed a number of issues that will be addressed at the AU Summit and discussed ways to bolster efforts to resolve ongoing conflicts in the African continent. They also discussed means to rally regional and international efforts to combat terrorism and extremist thought. This is in addition to promoting economic cooperation and trade between Egypt and South Africa.

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