Egyptian president starts visit with ceremony, meetings in Belgrade

NEWS 20.07.2022 11:44
Tanjug/Miloš Milivojević

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi started the official part of his visit to Serbia on Wednesday, heading a delegation which is expected to sign more than a dozen agreements to develop bilateral relations.

Serbian Foreign Ministry State Secretary Nemanja Starovic told the Serbian state TV (RTS) that 13 agreements and declarations will be signed covering ties in agriculture, tourism, science and technology, the construction industry and defense industry. He said that those areas are viewed as having the potential for development of cooperation. “President Sisi’s delegation has 120 members including 30 from the most important companies in Egypt. We will have a business forum with more than 130 companies participating,” he said.

Sisi arrived in Belgrade on Tuesday and was met by Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic at Belgrade airport. He is the first president of Egypt to visit Belgrade in 35 years. A ceremony was held in front of the Palace of Serbia on Wednesday with a guard of honor before the two presidents met one on one and with their respective delegations.

Serbia inherited a number of cooperation agreements with Egypt from the former Yugoslavia.