Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, the Egyptian President, and Pedro Sanchez, the Spanish Prime Minister, have discussed the areas of diplomatic cooperation between two countries and the possibilities of finding solutions to regional crises in a phone call.
El-Sisi emphasized that Egypt and Spain can strengthen bilateral relations, especially in sectors where Spain has expertise, such as healthcare, maritime transport, renewable energy and tourism. In this vein, El-Sisi explained that Spanish companies will be encouraged to evaluate investment opportunities in Egypt, especially national megaprojects. During the meeting between two leaders, Spanish Prime Minister Sanchez emphasized that the Egyptian state and society have close friendships with Spain from the past to this day and that trust-based relations between two countries can be further developed.
El-Sisi also briefed his counterpart on Egypt’s policy in regional affairs. In this context, in a press statement made by the Egyptian Presidency, Sanchez stated that “Egypt attaches importance to its role in laying the foundations of stability in the Middle East and the Mediterranean and its efforts to combat terrorism, extremism and illegal immigration.” In addition, Sanchez expressed his willingness to expand cooperation with Egypt in various fields and to strengthen consultation and coordination with other Eastern Mediterranean countries.
In general, both leaders discussed Sisi’s efforts to find a political solution to Egypt’s different crises in the region. In this context, they also discussed other regional and international issues of mutual interest, especially illegal immigration, the Israel-Palestine conflict and Libya. Indeed, Spanish prime minister Sanchez praised Egypt’s efforts to combat terrorism, extremism and illegal immigration.