CAIRO: President Abdel Fatah al Sisi concluded his visit to Japan and headed for South Korea Wednesday for the last leg of his three-country Asian tour that started Thursday, Youm7 reported.
The Egyptian president is scheduled to meet with his South Korean counterpart Park Geun-hye and discuss ways to boost bilateral cooperation and South Korean investments in Egypt. The two leaders will also discuss regional issues including counter terrorism.
Sisi, who arrived in Japan Monday, met 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.
The two leaders agreed to launch an education partnership, under which Japan will receive 2,500 Egyptian students during the next five years, Youm7 reported.
During the meeting with Abe, the Egyptian President confirmed that Egypt has taken several measures to facilitate foreign investments. Sisi also met with Japanese Crown Prince Naruhito Tuesday and discussed bilateral relations.
In his speech to the Japanese Parliament Monday, the President praised the Japanese economic development experience, and reviewed investment opportunities for Japanese businessmen in Egypt.