On Friday, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi received his Tunisian counterpart Kais Saied at Cairo International Airport, who came to Egypt for the first time since he took office in October 2019. The visit was declared to last for three days, in which delegations from both countries will discuss regional and international issues of mutual interest in addition to ways to boost bilateral relations and cooperation in fields such as security and economy.
Egypt’s Presidential Spokesperson Bassem Rady announced that a summit between the two countries will be held on Saturday at the Al-Ittihadiya presidential palace in the country’s capital.
The visit by Kais Saied comes as political tensions in the North African country intensifies between the president and Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi over the establishment of a Constitutional Court. Recently, the country’s Parliamentary Speaker, Rachid Ghannouchi, launched a new bid to establish the court in the hope of ending the political paralysis in the country.
Saied rejected the parliament’s attempt to set up a Constitutional Court in a statement on Tuesday, indicating the bid to be an attempt to settle scores.