Sisi to meet with Kuwaiti parliament's speaker

Sunday 03-01-2016 01:44 PM
Sisi to meet with Kuwaiti parliament's speaker

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (L) meeting with Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmed al-Sabah in Kuwait, on January 5, 2015. Presidency handout.


CAIRO, Jan 3 (Aswat Masriya) - Egypt’s president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will hold on Sunday a meeting with the speaker of Kuwait’s parliament to discuss the two countries' bilateral relations.

The Kuwaiti National Assembly’s speaker Marzouq al-Ghanim arrived in Cairo on Friday to meet with a number of Egyptian officials.

Egypt has enjoyed the support of Arab Gulf countries, especially Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates, since the military ousted Mohamed Mursi as president in July 2013 following mass protests against his rule.

During the Egypt Development Conference held in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh in March 2015, Kuwait pledged $4 billion in investments and assistance for Egypt.

In Jan. 2015, Sisi made his first visit to Kuwait since he was elected as president in May 2014. During the visit he met with the Kuwaiti Emir as well as businessmen to discuss investment opportunities.

Kuwaiti investments in Egypt rank third among members of the Gulf Cooperation Council, preceded by the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, with a total investment of $1.9 billion, according to a report issued by Egypt's General Authority for Investment in Jan. 2015.

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