Japan-Egypt Relations

September 6, 2023
Foreign Minister Hayashi paying a courtesy call on the President El-Sisi of Egypt

On September 6th, commencing at 9:00 a.m. local time for approximately 50 minutes, Mr. HAYASHI Yoshimasa, Minister for Foreign Affairs, during his visit to the Arab Republic of Egypt, paid a courtesy call on H.E. Mr. Abdul Fattah El-Sisi, President of the Arab Republic of Egypt. The overview is as follows.

At the outset, Minister Hayashi stated that he is pleased to see frequent high-level visits and exchanges between Japan and Egypt as a result of Prime Minister Kishida’s visit to Egypt in April, during which Prime Minister Kishida had discussion with President El-Sisi on a wide range of issues from bilateral cooperations as well as regional and international affairs.
In response, President El-Sisi welcomed Minister Hayashi’s visit to Egypt and stated his willingness to further strengthen the bilateral relations as strategic partners.

With regard to the bilateral relations, Minister Hayashi called for further deepening of cooperation, by explaining the launch of a feasibility study to provide a vessel to ensure safety of navigation in Suez Canal, which will be conductive to the promotion of the “Free and Open Indo-Pacific (FOIP).
He also welcomed the close coordination for the project of the Grand Egyptian Museum, steady spreading of Japanese style education under the Egypt-Japan Education Partnership as well as the acceptance of African students to the Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology.
In response, President El-Sisi expressed his gratitude and respect for Japan’s assistance for Egypt to date, and in particular showed his keen interest and eagerness for the steady promotion of Japanese-style education. He also expressed his expectation for further investment and operations by Japanese companies in Egypt.

In addition, they discussed regional issues including the situation in Sudan, and concurred to strengthen their cooperation. They also shared concern about the recent developments on the Palestinian situations, and showed their willingness to work together.

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