Extensive and multi-directional activity of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi over the past days, within the Egyptian foreign policy in interaction with regional and international developments and events, and the visit of Romanian President Klaus Iohannis comes within this policy, in which Egypt is keen to interact with existing issues and build bridges of dialogue between Egypt and Europe In light of regional and international interactions, the major countries are preoccupied with their interests and rivalries, as well as confronting the Corona virus, which makes it necessary to discuss and interact with these issues from the reality of Egyptian, Arab and African interests, especially with Egypt’s adherence to a clear vision towards regional and international issues, open to All groupings, and interaction with political and economic groupings, allowing more opportunity for dialogue, cooperation and partnership.
Egyptian-Romanian relations extend for 115 years, and there are experiences with cooperation and exchange in many aspects, which was confirmed by President El-Sisi, during a joint press conference with his Romanian counterpart Klaus Iohannis. President El-Sisi was the first Egyptian president to visit Romania in 15 years in 2019, confirming Keen on advancing and developing relations formally and popularly.
In addition to discussing bilateral relations, especially in the fields of energy, investment and tourism, the president stressed the two countries’ agreement on the importance of working on holding the fourth round of the joint committee to develop economic and technical cooperation and, in a practical way, to increase the volume of trade and investment between the two countries, through the Egyptian-Romanian economic conference on the sidelines of the visit, to represent a link between businessmen and representatives of major companies from the two countries, and provides the opportunity to learn about the investment opportunities and incentives offered by the Egyptian economy.
Regionally and internationally, Egypt proceeds from its firm and common principles based on respect for international law, non-interference in internal affairs, and maximizing the benefit of the region’s wealth for the benefit of its peoples, with an appreciation of the importance of the regionally balanced Roman role in the Balkans or as a member of the European Union, and Egypt is keen to convey its messages directly. To the various groupings, which gave Cairo international and regional confidence, supporting its ability to mediate and provide solutions in disputes and conflicts based on its position and balanced positions.
It was natural for regional issues to occupy space in the meeting between Egypt and Romania, the Middle East and the Eastern Mediterranean, for Egypt to renew its view on the importance of resolving all disputes and disputes by peaceful means through political and negotiating frameworks in accordance with the provisions and rules of international law.
The President announced Egypt’s support for holding the elections in Libya on December 24, which would allow the Libyan people the opportunity to choose a unified government that preserves the security, stability, unity and sovereignty of Libya, with an emphasis on the withdrawal of mercenaries and foreign forces from Libya.
The two presidents discussed the importance of finding a just and comprehensive solution to the Palestinian issue on the basis of the two-state solution, which would contribute to enabling the Palestinian people to establish their independent state on the borders of June 4, 1967, with East Jerusalem as its capital.
The meeting witnessed a discussion of the Syrian crisis file and support for international efforts to reach a peaceful settlement that guarantees the territorial integrity of Syria.
Of course, illegal immigration and terrorism were among the issues that concern Egypt, Romania and Europe, as Egypt is keen to prevent immigration from its lands, and also calls for the importance of treating the causes that lead to migration, related to development or extremism, and with regard to terrorism, Egypt sees the importance of working to dry up Sources of terrorist financing and confronting the sponsors of terrorist organizations and entities, which provide safe havens, media platforms and weapons for the elements of these organizations and entities.
The President was also keen to review Egypt’s point of view and the steps Egypt is taking to implement the comprehensive perspective on human rights issues, including improving the standard of living and taking into account the economic and social rights of citizens.
The Egyptian vision finds agreement on the Romanian side, where the Romanian president affirmed respect for the Egyptian experience in confronting terrorism, and stressed the keenness to continue cooperation with Egypt at various levels to address the challenges facing the two shores of the Mediterranean, and to strengthen bridges of dialogue with African, Arab and European Union countries, with Romania’s keenness To support Egypt’s position, being one of the most important neighboring countries of the European continent – and transfer it to the European Union, where Egypt constitutes an important figure, given its position and its policies based on cooperation and building bridges between the Arab region and Africa with Europe and the world.