CAIRO: Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz will visit Cairo Saturday; state-run news agency MENA quoted Mauritanian newspapers.
President Abdel Fatah al Sisi will receive Abdel Aziz upon arrival in Cairo International Airport. The two leaders will discuss issues of common interest, including the military forces in Sahel-Sahara region, and Mauritania’s hosting of the Arab League, scheduled for July 25 and 26, Youm7 reported.
The visit is the first by a Mauritanian president in 40 years.
The two –day visit is expected to witness the signing of an agricultural cooperation agreement, besides, transferring Egypt’s cultivation experience to the Mauritanian side, according to newspapers.
The visit comes as Egypt is taking up its office as one of members at the Peace and Security Council (PSC) at the African Union, this month.
In July 2015, Egypt’s former Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab met with Abdel Aziz on the sidelines of an international conference on Africa’s fight against Ebola, which was held in Equatorial Guinea.
During their bilateral meeting, Mahlab thanked the Mauritanian president over his support for Egypt’s bid for the PSC seat and both stressed their join cooperation in fighting terrorism, as reported by Ahram Online.