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Egypt's Sisi praises COMESA efforts to promote regional integration in Africa

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi praised on Monday efforts exerted by COMESA to promote regional integration in Africa and boost inter-Africa trade.

This came during a meeting El-Sisi held with Secretary General of COMESA Chileshe Kapwepwe.

During the meeting, the president expressed Egypt's support for all activities carried out by COMESA at the regional and international forums.

Egypt is committed to boosting joint action in Africa to achieve sustainable development, increase economic growth rates and reduce poverty, Sisi said.

The president further pledged to support Kapwepwe in her duties after she assumed office last July.

Egypt is keen on accelerating the development of infrastructure in Africa during its presidency of the African Union in 2019, El-Sisi said.
 
Kapwepwe, meanwhile, praised steps taken by Egypt in support of Africa's development, citing the Africa 2018 Forum, which was concluded Sunday in Sharm El-Sheikh city.

She also valued the economic reform program adopted by Egypt over the past period.

Kapwepwe pointed out that Egypt plays a pivotal role in promoting investment ties between Africa, Asia and Europe.