Egypt-EU Summit –

President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi inaugurated the activities of the Egyptian-European Summit on Sunday, March 17, 2024, at the Federal Palace, in the presence of the European Union Commission (EC) President Ursula von der Leyen, Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo whose country holds the current rotational presidency of the EU, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer, Cypriot President Nikos Christodoulide and Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni.

The Summit witness elevating relations between Egypt and the European Union to the level of “Comprehensive and Strategic Partnership”, with the aim of achieving a significant leap in cooperation and coordination between the two sides and to achieve common interests.

President El-Sisi welcomed the European leaders in his opening speech at the Six-Party Meeting

President El-Sisi addressed the momentous gathering at the Opening of the Six-Party Meeting, with the presence of leaders of Italy, Greece, Belgium, Cyprus and Austria together with the European Union Commission.

At the outset of his opening speech, President El-Sisi welcomed the European leaders asserting the significance of the summit as it comes at an extremely important timing.

President El-Sisi said that such a position emanates from a firm belief in the centrality of partnership with the bloc in realising common political, economic and security interests as well as in achieving security, peace and stability in the region.

He noted that the Cairo summit reflected the depth of bilateral relations extending throughout history, as well as the momentum that Egyptian-European ties are witnessing at the political, economic, and cultural levels, on basis of mutual respect and common interests.

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi witnesses the signing ceremony of a number of agreements

President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi and President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen signed the joint political declaration document to elevate relations between Egypt and the European Union to the level of strategic and comprehensive partnership.

President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi and Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis sign an agreement on the establishment of the High-Level Cooperation Council between the two countries.

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi holds a joint press conference with European leaders following the main Summit session