Head of the Austrian Parliament Wolfgang Sopotka received Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi on Monday who is in a four-day visit to Austria, as it is the first by an Egyptian president since 11 years.
Ambassador Bassam Radhi, Spokesperson for the Presidency of the Republic, said that Mr. Sopotka welcomed the visit of President Sisi to Austria, noting the distinguished relations between the Egyptian and Austrian peoples and his country's keenness to support Egypt in its efforts to achieve comprehensive development. And strengthening the partnership between the two countries in various fields, especially at the parliamentary level.
For his part, the President Alsisi expressed his appreciation for the visit of the National Assembly and expressed his hope that the visit would be a starting point for the development of the distinguished relations of friendship between Egypt and Austria at various levels, especially in the parliamentary sector through exchanging experiences and parliamentary visits between the two countries. Communication between the two peoples and the promotion of bilateral cooperation.
Ambassador Bassam Radhi added that the meeting dealt with ways of activating the frameworks of joint cooperation and developing bilateral relations between the two countries and pushing them towards greater horizons during the coming period, especially in the fields of tourism and culture.
They also reviewed the latest developments in the Middle East and the comprehensive Egyptian vision on combating terrorism, extremist ideology and illegal immigration. The President of the Austrian National Council paid tribute to Egypt's efforts in this regard, which is the pillar of stability in the region. The international community is united in order to eliminate these transient phenomena.