Egyptian President, Obama discuss bilateral relations

Author : Mircea Birca | Saturday, September 27, 2014
Posted in category Africa, Africa News, Eurasia, Eurasia News
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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi and US President Barack Obama discussed on Thursday evening both sides’ views on the “overall situation” in the Middle East, according to a Friday statement by the foreign ministry.

The meeting dealt with bilateral relations and ways of developing them in various fields in order to “achieve the common interests of the two countries and underline their strategic nature.”

At the beginning of the meeting, Obama said that he was looking forward to this opportunity to share ideas. “The US-Egyptian relationship has been an important cornerstone of our security policy and our policy in the Middle East for a very long time,” Obama said.

Al-Sisi emphasised that the Egyptian government shapes its policies in response to the popular will and national priorities, as a result of two revolutions that placed Egypt on the road to building a democratic state which upholds the values ​​of freedom and respect for human rights, and which meets the aspirations of the Egyptian people in achieving development and progress.

The two presidents agreed on the importance of the Egyptian-US relations, expressed appreciation for Egypt’s regional position, and the importance of pushing it towards development and new horizons in a matter that fulfills the interests of both countries and peoples.

Al-Sisi and Obama also agreed on starting a dialogue at the level of foreign ministers.

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