CAIRO: President Abdel Fatah al Sisi will visit Japan Sunday in the second leg of his three-country Asian tour that began Thursday, Youm7 reported.
During the four-day visit, Sisi is scheduled to attend an economic forum organized by the Egypt-Japan Business Council and witness the signing of six memoranda of understanding in the fields of transport and renewable energy.
He will also meet with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Japanese Emperor Akihito to discuss issues of mutual interest and ways to boost bilateral cooperation in several domains including education and energy, according to Youm7.
He is also is scheduled to meet with senior Japanese officials including Tokyo governor Yōichi Masuzoe and head of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Shinichi Kitaoka before he addresses the Japanese parliament Monday.
Egypt’s Ambassador to Japan Ismail Khairat described the visit as “extremely important” as it is the first of its kind by an Egyptian president since 16 years, according to the Egyptian State Information Service (SIS.)
On Wednesday, Sisi is scheduled to head to South Korea.