Japan-Egypt Relations

June 27, 2019
(Photo1) Japan-Egypt Summit Meeting 1 Japan-Egypt Summit Meeting (Photo: Cabinet Public Relations Office)
(Photo2) Japan-Egypt Summit Meeting 2 Japan-Egypt Summit Meeting (Photo: Cabinet Public Relations Office)
(Photo3) Japan-Egypt Summit Meeting 3 Japan-Egypt Summit Meeting (Photo: Cabinet Public Relations Office)
On June 27, commencing at 4:40 p.m. for approximately 15 minutes, Mr. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, held a Summit Meeting with H.E. Mr. Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi,President of the Arab Republic of Egypt, who is visiting Japan to attend the G20 Osaka Summit. The overview is as follows.
1. Prime Minister Abe stated, “Egypt is an important partner in the Middle East and Africa, and I appreciate Egypt plays a role for regional peace and stability.” He also stated, “I welcome the progress on symbolic projects, including the cooperation under the Egypt-Japan Education Partnership and the construction of the Grand Egyptian Museum,” and “I will work on strengthening economic relations. I would like to request your further support toward improving the investment environment.”
2. The two leaders also held an exchange of views regarding the topics of discussion of the G20 Osaka Summit such as the global economy and trade, and Prime Minister Abe stated, “I would like to send a strong message in solidarity as the G20 focused on the growth of the global economy,” “Regarding to the trade, I would like to cooperate with you to find common grounds, and to issue a unified message to” and “I would like to advance effective measures against marine plastic litter together.” Both leaders confirmed cooperation toward the success of the G20 Summit.
3. President El-Sisi welcomed the new Reiwa period, and congratulated Japan for serving as the country holding the G20 presidency. He also stated his expectations for expansion of investment by Japanese companies and an increase in tourists from Japan, and welcomed the start of the dispatch of Japan Self-Defense Forces personnel to the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO). Both leaders agreed on working toward strengthening bilateral cooperation, including cooperation for the Grand Egyptian Museum and Japanese-style education, and also agreed to cooperate toward the success of the G20 Osaka Summit and TICAD7. 

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