Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi met Democratic Republic of Congo’s Prime Minister Matata Ponyo Mapon in Cairo on Sunday where they spoke about Egyptian –Congolese bilateral relations, the Egyptian presidency announced.
During the meeting President El-Sisi praised the distinguished relations between Egypt and Congo and said that he was looking forward to meeting Congolese President Joseph Kabila in Cairo soon.
He also asserted that Egypt was keen to provide support to the Democratic Republic of Congo and help it with its development plans.
Egypt’s Prime Minister Sherif Ismail and the irrigation, electricity and international cooperation ministers also attended the meeting.
The Congolese energy and water cooperation minister, the vice-minister for international cooperation, and the Congolese ambassador in Egypt also attended the meeting.
Congo’s PM Matata Ponyo was in Cairo for three days where he met a number of Egyptian officials, including the prime minister. The Egyptian and Congolese counterparts discussed cooperation between both countries in various fields, including renewable energy, agriculture and irrigation.
Egypt is currently constructing two 4.5 megawatt (MW) solar energy stations in Kinshasa.