President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi met with former German chancellor Gerhard Schröder in Cairo on Saturday, according to the presidency’s office.
Schröder said in his meeting with Al-Sisi that the upcoming Economic Summit, which will be hosted by Egypt in March, will be an open door for German corporations to start working in Egypt and become aware of the available investment opportunities.
He also noted the importance of cooperation between both countries in terms of technical training and activating the initiative signed earlier during former German chancellor Helmut Kohl’s role. The training plan includes, but is not limited to, introducing new technical skills for building the news Suez Canal project.
On the regional level, the two discussed the emergent turmoil in Libya, whereby Al-Sisi told Schröder that the NATO operation performed earlier in 2011 in Libya was incomplete, and had severe negative consequences on the Libyan people.
He added that there is still a chance to disarm the rebel troops in Libya and contain the security situation, and also support the national Libyan armed forces.