FM Shoukry meets Kenyan President carrying message from President Al-Sissi

Tuesday 13 March 2018
12:30 PM


On the morning of March 13, Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry met with President of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta in the capital city of Nairobi. The meeting addressed bilateral relations between the two countries and means to develop them in all fields, in addition to the situation in the African continent and the developments in the Nile water issue.

Official MFA Spokesperson Counselor Ahmed Abu Zeid stated that FM Shoukry kicked off the meeting by conveying President Abdel Fattah Al-Sissi's greetings and delivered his message to President Kenyatta. The Foreign Minister asserted Egypt's desire to reinforce bilateral cooperation between Egypt and Kenya in all fields. Shoukry expressed the sincerest congratulations to the Kenya President for his re-election. President Kenyatta expressed his sincerest appreciation for President Al-Sissi's support to Kenya during the period of political crisis it recently went through. Kenyatta noted the regular phone calls he received from Al-Sissi and the personal care he felt from the President for the stability and prosperity of Kenya and its people, which was highly appreciated by President Kenyatta and all the Kenyan people.

The MFA Spokesperson added that FM Shoukry renewed the invitation directed to President Kenyatta from President Al-Sissi to visit Egypt and the proposal to hold the joint committee between the two countries at the level of foreign ministers in Cairo at the nearest opportunity. The discussions, also, addressed the situation in the Horn of Africa region and the African continent in general, as well as, the developments in the Nile water issue. The two sides asserted both countries' commitment to work towards achieving consensus and mutual benefits for all Nile Basin countries. The two countries are, also, committed to the rules of international law and to not harm any party. The Kenyan President, further, expressed his aspiration to work closely with President Al-Sissi during Egypt's chairmanship of the African Union next year.

President Kenyatta emphasized the depth of historical relations between the two countries and expressed his aspiration to reinforce their cooperation in all fields in line with the aspirations of their peoples. He noted his aspiration to visit Egypt in the upcoming period in response to the invitation he received from President Abdel Fattah Al-Sissi.   ​