Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi and his Rwandan counterpart Paul Kagame have agreed to boost trade ties and mutual investments between the two countries as well as work towards bolstering the role of the African Union on the continent.

The two leaders met on Tuesday in Rwanda’s capital Kigali, the second stop in El-Sisi’s four-day African tour, which began one day earlier in Tanzania where he held talks with Tanzanian President John Magufuli.

El-Sisi and Kagame discussed ways to improve cooperation between the private sectors of both countries, mainly in the fields of telecommunication, tourism, agriculture and energy, the Egyptian president said at a joint press conference.

The duo also agreed to work to improve security and stability in African countries and pursue efforts to bolster the role and independence of the 55-nation African Union.

They also discussed international efforts to combat terrorism and extremism.

Upon leaving Rwanda, El-Sisi is scheduled to visit Gabon and Chad.

The Egyptian president last visited Rwanda in July 2016 during the African Union summit in Kigali.

The Express News Rwanda


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