Minister of Foreign Affairs of Egypt, Sameh Shoukry, met with the Senate Speaker of Equatorial Guinea, Teresa Efua Asangono, to discuss ways to enhance bilateral relations and exchange views on various international and continental issues.
Shoukry stressed the importance of strengthening parliamentary cooperation between the two countries, including establishing parliamentary friendship committees. He also expressed his aspiration to deepen the cooperation in priority sectors for the two countries, such as infrastructure, agriculture, tourism, and health.
He said that he was happy with the presence of Egyptian companies working in Equatorial Guinea to develop infrastructure projects and that he supported the role and activity of the Egyptian private sector in Guinea. He also said that he wanted to increase and expand this role.
Shoukry pointed out the importance of implementing the cooperation proposals submitted by the two sides in many fields, such as establishing a diplomatic academy with Egyptian expertise, operating a direct airline, and sending a technical delegation to discuss opportunities to benefit from exporting medicine and medical supplies from Egypt.
Asangono expressed her happiness at visiting Egypt, and her appreciation for the warm reception she received. She praised the parliamentary experiences of the Egyptian Senate and expressed her pride in cooperating in many regional and international parliamentary forums.
She noted the importance of exchanging bilateral visits to strengthen parliamentary cooperation frameworks between the two countries. She also added that there were many opportunities for cooperation between the two countries and that she was proud of the momentum reached by bilateral relations in various fields.