Sisi to meet Gabonese President Ondimba
Gabonese President Ali Bongo Ondimba - AP

CAIRO: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi will meet with his Gabonese counterpart Ali Bongo Ondimba Thursday to promote joint relations, Youm7 reported.

Ondimba arrived in Cairo Wednesday night along with a senior delegation from his government.

A news conference for the two leaders will be held later on Thursday.

Egypt has embarked on a strategy to enhance relations with its African neighbors after its membership in the African Union was suspended due to the 2013 ouster of President Mohamed Morsi.

Sisi has met with a number of the leaders of African nations since he assumed power in 2014. Egypt has also established the Egyptian Partnership Agency for Development in 2014 to consolidate cooperation with African and Islamic states.

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