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Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

Egyptian, Eritrean presidents hold talks in Cairo


Cairo (UNA-OIC) � Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki started Tuesday a visit to Egypt for talks with President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi on latest developments in the Nile Basin countries and the Horn of Africa region as well as regional and international issues of mutual interest.

The two presidents held a closed bilateral session at the Itihadiya Palace, followed by an expanded meeting between both delegations in the presence of Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, Head of the General Intelligence Service Khaled Fawzy and Egypt’s Ambassador to Eritrea Yasser Ali Hashem.

The Eritrean president and his accompanying delegation are scheduled to hold field visits on Wednesday to a number of Egyptian sites and projects.

A high-level delegation, comprising Eritrean Foreign Minister Osman Saleh and Presidential Adviser for Political Affairs Yemane Ghebreab, is accompanying Afwerki in his two-day visit to Cairo.

Afwerki visited Egypt four times, during which he met with Sisi and senior state officials. His last visit to Cairo was in November 2016.

Source: Interantional Islamic News Agency