PHOTO: Strahinja Acimovic, Tanjug

PHOTO: Strahinja Acimovic, Tanjug

Wednesday, 20 July 2022

National Assembly Speaker Meets with Egyptian President

The Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia Ivica Dacic met today with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, currently in official visit to the Republic of Serbia.

Dacic emphasised the importance of the Egyptian President’s visit for our diplomatic relations, which date back as far as 114 years. The last official bilateral visit to Belgrade was the visit of the then Egyptian President Muhammad Hosni El Sayed Mubarak to Yugoslavia in July 1987.

In the course of the meeting, Dacic and el-Sisi agreed that Serbia and Egypt share a long tradition of good political relations and expressed the need for the further improvement of comprehensive cooperation in various fields - education, tourism, culture and environmental protection, which would be greatly facilitated by the bilateral agreements signed during this visit.

The Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia conveyed that the Parliament of the Republic of Serbia is traditionally interested in cooperation with Egyptian colleagues, which is best illustrated by the fact that the previous legislature’s Parliamentary Friendship Group with Egypt boasted 50 members, and went on to remind the guest of his own successful visit to Egypt last December.

It was concluded that Egypt remains at the position of frozen recognition of so-called Kosovo, with Dacic pointing out that Serbia appreciates Egypt's position, which implies that Cairo would not vote for Pristina's membership in international organizations.

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