Egyptian, Polish presidents hold talks in Cairo

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Tue, 2022-05-31 15:00

CAIRO: Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi and his Polish counterpart Andrzej Duda discussed the Russia-Ukraine conflict and its international repercussions.

During a press conference with Duda in Cairo, El-Sisi said: “This crisis has cast a shadow over the global economy and threatens the food security of various countries of the world.”

El-Sisi added that Egypt’s position is based on “addressing all means leading to calm and a peaceful solution to the conflict, and exerting all efforts to achieve this, whether at the bilateral, regional or international levels.”

He stressed “the importance of finding alternatives and solutions to spare peoples the negative effects of the Russian-Ukrainian crisis.”

El-Sisi said he and Duda also discussed “promoting citizenship rights and religious freedoms, combating extremism … national efforts to maintain regional and international security and stability … and supporting efforts to counter terrorism at the international level.”

El-Sisi added: “The talks also touched on a number of Middle East issues, top of which is the Palestinian issue, which is the core issue in the region, where the importance of the two-state solution and the establishment of an independent Palestinian state on the borders of June 4, 1967, with East Jerusalem as its capital were emphasized.”

He and Duda witnessed the signing of memoranda of understanding and agreements between their two countries.

Duda also held talks with Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly, and attended a Polish-Egyptian economic forum and a meeting of the Polish community in Cairo.

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