06/07/2020 – Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki said his country is keen on intensifying cooperation and coordination with Egypt amid escalating foreign intervention and constant challenges in the Horn of Africa and the Red Sea, a statement by the Egyptian presidency read.
Spokesman Bassam Rady said President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi had received Afwerki in Cairo on Monday.
The Eritrean leader praised the Egyptian stance aiming to achieve stability in the Horn of Africa, which were reflected in Cairo’s support for his country in the past period.
The leaders agreed on bolstering coordination and consultations to follow up on the developments in support of regional stability and security.
El-Sisi stressed Egypt’s keenness on strengthening strategic cooperation with Eritrea in various fields to establish a sustainable partnership between the two countries, achieving further coordination and cooperation on issues related to national security and processes of integration to establish peace and stability in the region.
On bilateral ties, El-Sisi affirmed the importance of cooperation projects between the two countries in the coming period and overcoming barriers, especially in the fields of infrastructure, energy, health and others, and diversifying the framework of bilateral cooperation in both the military and security fields between the two countries.
Sahel-Elite (Bamako-Mali) | Photo: File Photo: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi (R) meets with Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki (L) in Cairo (Photo Courtesy of Egyptian Presidency)