Egypt’s President Meets Prime Minister Of Romania; Discusses Cooperation In Energy Sector

A file photo of President El-Sisi Meets the Prime Minister of the Republic of Romania

President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met with Prime Minister of the Republic of Romania Nicolae-Ionel Ciucă. The meeting was also attended by Prime Minister Dr. Moustafa Madbouly, Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, Minister of Trade and Industry Eng. Ahmed Samir, as well as Romania’s Minister of Economy Florin Spătaru, and its Ambassador in Cairo Mihai Stuparu.


A spokesman for the Presidency, Counselor Ahmed Fahmy, said the President welcomed the Romanian Prime Minister’s visit to Egypt and asked for his greetings to be conveyed to the President of Romania, Mr. Klaus Iohannis. President El-Sisi lauded the historical relations between the two countries, which were established 117 years ago. The President looked forward to further enhancing bilateral relations, in light of the constructive and positive steps taken by the two countries over the past years. He added that this was demonstrated in their high-level exchange of visits, primarily President El-Sisi’s visit to Bucharest in June 2019, which was followed by the Romanian President’s visit to Egypt in October 2021. This is in addition to the Romanian President’s participation in the World Climate Summit, in Sharm El-Sheikh, in November 2022.

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The Prime Minister of Romania confirmed commitment to advancing consultations and coordination between the two countries, in light of Egypt’s pivotal role in reinforcing stability and security in the Middle East and Africa. He looked forward to stepping up Romania’s cooperation with Egypt in all areas, particularly economic and trade relations and the exchange of expertise, as well as encouraging joint investment in sectors with a competitive advantage in both Egypt and Romania. The two sides agreed on the need to convene the next round of the Egyptian-Romanian Joint Committee at the earliest time possible. President El-Sisi and the Prime Minister of Romania also discussed cooperation in the field of energy in its various forms, given the two sides’ keenness on diversifying and securing their sources of energy, particularly in light of the Russian-Ukrainian crisis which has imposed international challenges.


The meeting also focused on a number of regional issues, particularly the Palestinian cause and Egypt’s efforts to achieve calm between the Palestinians and Israelis. There was an agreement on the importance of exerting intensive efforts to reach a just and comprehensive solution, in line with the resolutions of international legitimacy.

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The talks also tackled developments in the Russian-Ukrainian crisis and its political, economic, and humanitarian repercussions at the world level. President El-Sisi expressed Egypt’s appreciation for Romania’s reception of Egyptian students who were forced to leave Ukraine, and for facilitating their return to their country.

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