CAIRO-11 October 2021: Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi will travel to the Hungarian capital Budapest on Monday to attend the Visegrad Group summit, which includes Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland.
According to Bassam Rady, a spokesman for the presidency, this is a good time for Egyptian President Sisi to attend the Visegrad summit after 2017.
The summit is expected to discuss a number of issues, including Egypt’s role in the Middle East, the fight against terrorism and illegal immigration, energy security and opportunities to develop trade, investment and tourism ties between the two countries. Ways to develop cooperation between Egypt and the European Union.
Rady, President Sisi’s visit to Budapest, strengthening political and economic ties between the two countries, cooperation and coordination at the international and regional levels with high-ranking Hungarian officials, led by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and Hungarian President Janos Ader.
In July 2017, President Sisi will travel to Budapest for the first time to attend the summit.
The Visegrad Group, which unites Poland, Slovakia, Hungary and the Czech Republic, was established in 1991 to bring member countries together in many common areas of common European integration.
It was the first Middle Eastern country and the third non-member state to be invited to the Visegrad Group summit after Egypt, Japan and Germany.
During a three-day visit in 2017, Sisi visited the Unknown Soldier Monument in Hungary. He was given a red carpet banquet and guard of honor, and the military band played the national anthems of both countries.
President Sisi held talks with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban to develop bilateral relations in all areas. The parties also discussed bilateral coordination at regional and international meetings. The sides exchanged views on a number of issues of mutual interest, especially developments in the Middle East.
The two leaders held a joint press conference, where El Sisi said that the Egyptian leadership is not only the party fighting terrorism, but the whole nation is against this phenomenon. The Hungarian Prime Minister praised President Sisi’s efforts to establish an independent national strategy. He said Hungary’s interest was in Egypt’s stability, not only militarily but also economically.
During his visit, President Sisi also attended the Egyptian-Hungarian business forum.