President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi of Egypt visited Azerbaijan for the first time recently and met with his counterpart, President Ilham Aliyev. The two leaders discussed enhancing bilateral relations, addressing regional and international issues, and signed several joint memorandums of understanding for cooperation in various sectors.
The meeting was marked by expressions of sympathy from President Al-Sisi for the victims of a shooting incident at the Azerbaijani embassy in Tehran and a display of gratitude from President Aliyev for Egypt’s supportive gesture. Both leaders praised the strong and historic relations between their nations and stressed the importance of increasing trade and economic partnerships between their private sectors.
Additionally, the two presidents emphasized cooperation in fields such as new and renewable energy, construction and infrastructure, pharmaceutical industries, tourism, and culture. They also touched on developments in regional and international issues, including the political settlement of the Syrian crisis, Egypt’s vision for a settlement in Libya, the Russian-Ukrainian crisis, and the Palestinian cause.
Efforts to combat terrorism and extremism were also discussed. The meeting ended with the signing of memorandums of understanding between the government agencies of both countries for cooperation in the fields of culture and water resources, as well as between the Egyptian Ministry of Trade and Industry and the Azerbaijani Ministry of Economy.
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