The White House announced that President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi and his US counterpart, Joe Biden, expressed, during their meeting today, Saturday, on the sidelines of the Jeddah Security and Development Summit, their intention to meet again in the near future to strengthen the multifaceted partnership between the two countries.
“President Joseph Biden met with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi today in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to reaffirm their shared commitment to the United States-Egypt strategic partnership, to consult on a broad range of global and regional security challenges, and to strengthen the relationship between the United States and Egypt,” the White House said in a statement. “.
White House statement
In celebration of the 100th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the United States and Egypt, President Sisi and President Biden expressed their intent to meet again in the near future to advance the multifaceted partnership between the two countries.
The two leaders renewed their commitment to the US-Egypt strategic dialogue, which was co-chaired by Secretary of State Anthony Blinken and Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, and welcomed the continued implementation of its outcomes.
For his part, Ambassador Bassam Radi, official spokesman for the Presidency of the Republic, said that President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi met today, in Jeddah, with US President Joe Biden, on the sidelines of his participation in the “Jeddah Summit”, which will bring together the leaders of Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, the Gulf Cooperation Council countries and the United States. American.
Joe Biden affirmed the US administration’s aspiration to activate the frameworks of joint bilateral cooperation, and to enhance and develop the existing strategic coordination and consultation between the two friendly countries during the next stage, especially in light of the pivotal Egyptian role in the Middle East region under the wise leadership of the President, which represents a main pillar for maintaining peace and security and spreading peace. for the rest of the region.
For his part, the President expressed his welcome to meet the US President for the first time, stressing Egypt’s keenness to strengthen and strengthen the distinguished partnership relations between the two friendly countries, noting the importance of the role of that partnership in promoting peace and stability in the Middle East, and Egypt’s aspiration for further coordination and consultation with the United States on various regional issues.
The official spokesman explained that the meeting dealt with a review of aspects of bilateral cooperation between Egypt and the United States, in several fields, especially in the field of how to confront the repercussions of the global conditions related to the food crisis and disruption of energy supplies. A number of regional files and issues were also discussed during the meeting. The President affirmed the Egyptian firm position based on the necessity of strengthening the pillars of countries in crises and strengthening their national institutions, in order to end the suffering of their peoples and preserve their capabilities.
They also discussed the Palestinian issue and ways to revive the peace process, where the President affirmed Egypt’s firm stance towards the Palestinian issue and the importance of reaching a just and comprehensive solution that guarantees the rights of the Palestinian people and the establishment of their independent state according to international references, expressing Egypt’s keenness to cooperate with the United States to discuss ways to revive and advance The Palestinian-Israeli negotiations process, while the US President expressed his deep appreciation to the US administration towards the extended Egyptian efforts to establish peace in the region, in addition to its key role in the truce between the Palestinian and Israeli sides and the initiatives for the reconstruction of Gaza.
The developments of the Renaissance Dam issue were also discussed, as the President affirmed Egypt’s firm position on the necessity of reaching a binding legal agreement for the process of filling and operating the dam, in a manner that preserves Egyptian water security and achieves the common interests of the three countries.
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