Egyptian president Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi discussed the latest developments in Africa with Pan-African Parliament Speaker Roger Nkodo Dang on Tuesday.
Al-Sisi affirmed the importance of the Pan-African Parliament as a legal institution and praised the developments of its procedures and protocol over the past few years, according to a statement released by the presidency.
African countries have gained prominence in Egypt’s foreign policy in recent years as Egypt has shown increased willingness to participate in all activities of the Pan-African Parliament, Al-Sisi said.
Dang congratulated Al-Sisi on the election of the new Egyptian parliament.
Al-Sisi also met with Taleb Rifai, the secretary-general of the United Nations’ World Tourism Organisation on Tuesday.
The tourism sector, one of Egypt’s main sources of national income, has faced significant economic difficult since the downing of a Russia jet in Sinai in October. The state has made several efforts to stem the economic free fall.
To try to bolster tourist confidence, the state is willing to implement new technologies to improve security procedures, according to a statement released by the presidency.
Rifai praised the security measures taken by Egypt to increase security standards in airports and tourism locations, expressing his trust that these measures will restore Egypt’s tourism to its normal rate.