CAIRO: President Abdel Fatah al Sisi said Egypt is keen to enhance bilateral cooperation with Kazakhstan in the fields of counter terrorism and renewal of religious discourse, Youm7 reported Saturday.
The remarks came during a press conference with his Kazakhstani counterpart Nursultan Nazarbayev held in Astana Friday. Sisi arrived in Kazakhstan as a part of an Asian tour includes Japan and South Korea.
The two leaders focused on strengthening bilateral cooperation in trade, economic, agricultural, infrastructure construction, and transport and logistics spheres.
Nazarbayev, for his part, has emphasized that the two countries have great potential to develop the bilateral relations despite the geographic remoteness.
The visit is the first of its kind for an Egyptian President. It coincides with the 24th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Kazakhstan and Egypt; Kazakhstani Ambassador in Cairo Berik Aryn was quoted by the Egyptian State Information Service (SIS) Saturday.
Trade volume between the two countries has reached $50 million by the end of 2015, said Aryn.