European Commission President says he will visit Egypt next week

CAIRO – June 9, 2022: European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said she will travel to Egypt next week to discuss with President Abdel Fattah al Sisi the global food crises caused by the Ukraine- Russian.

“The European Union maintains its food exports, and everyone should do the same.” Ursula von said in her speech to the plenary of the European Parliament on the conclusions of the extraordinary meeting of the European Council on 30 and 31 May 2022

“The second area is solidarity and support for partners. This is short-term support for the countries most at risk. For example, we are currently investing an additional €225 million to meet the short and medium term needs of partners in the Southern Neighborhood.

And I will be in Egypt next week to discuss with President El-Sissi how best to target our support to the region. It is a big task for all of us. Ursula von added.

In April, President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi received a phone call from European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, exchanging views on ways to deal with the fallout from the Ukraine crisis, particularly with regard to the energy supply, food security and supply chain disruptions.

In this context, the two parties have agreed on regular coordination in the coming period to crystallize joint initiatives and efforts to mitigate this hardship. They also discussed other regional and international issues and issues of common interest, and the coordination of positions on them.

For his part, von der Leyen expressed the European Union’s appreciation for the strong and exceptional relations with Egypt, affirming his aspiration to continue to advance cooperation with the country at all levels. This is in light of the common interest embodied in tackling the challenges facing the Middle East, and given Egypt’s critical importance to the region and Africa.

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