CAIRO: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi awarded Sunday his Mauritanian counterpart Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz with the Order of the Nile, Egypt’s highest state honor, Youm7 reported an official from Presidency.
Ould Abdel Aziz is paying Egypt a two-day visit during which both countries will sign six cooperation Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) and agreements in fields of maritime, housing, culture, livestock, health, and petroleum.
“President al-Sisi welcomed President Ould Abdel Aziz on his first official visit to Cairo and affirmed the friendly and historic relations that bind Egypt and Mauritania. The President looked forward to further enhancing cooperation in all fields and hoped that President Ould Abdel Aziz’s visit would give momentum to bilateral ties,” stated Egyptian Presidency Spokesperson Alaa Youssef Saturday.
A news conference will be held Sunday between both leaders in the Ittihadia Palace; “during his visit, President Ould Abdel Aziz will take a tour of economic and investment projects and meet with representatives from Egypt’s business community to discuss ways to promote economic cooperation between Egypt and Mauritania,” the statement continued.
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.