President Abdel Fattah El Sisi will kick off a European trip this week as he will attend the Berlin Conference on Libya hosted by Germany and the UK-Africa Summit in London.
According to a statement on Saturday by Presidential Spokesman Bassam Rady, the first stop will be in Berlin as Germany hosts an important conference on the Libyan crisis. The Berlin Conference on Libya is set to be on Sunday with participation of the five permanent states at the Security Council, Congo, the UAE, Italy, Turkey and Algeria and four international organizations; the United Nations, the League of the Arab States, the European Union and the African Union.
For Libyan parties; Commander of the Libyan National Army General Khalifa Haftar and Head of the Government of the National Accord Fayez al-Sarraj confirmed their attendance.
A few days ago, President El-Sisi received a phone call from Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel and discussed Libyan developments.
“President El-Sisi and Merkel agreed that illegitimate foreign interference in Libyan affairs must stop,” said Presidential Spokesman Bassam Rady.
The second stop will be in London where President El-Sisi will take part in the UK-Africa Summit, hosted by the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
The summit aims to strengthen the UK’s partnership with African nations to build a secure and prosperous future for all our citizens. Moreover, It will mobilize new and substantial investment to create jobs and boost mutual prosperity.
The British government’s Department for International Trade (DIT) Africa has more than 100 staff located across 23 of Africa’s 54 countries. This represents a nearly 20% increase in personnel in the region since 2018.
The UK’s Foreign Direct Investment in Africa stood at approximately £39bn in 2018.
Last October, Russia hosted 43 African heads of state and government in the same month that France hosted its second annual “Ambition Africa” business summit.
In 2018, China welcomed 51 of the continent’s 54 leaders, one more than the United States four years earlier.