Media Statement

05 April 2018

President Ramaphosa congratulates his Egyptian counterpart following his re-election as President of the Arab Republic of Egypt

President Cyril Ramaphosa has extended his warm congratulations to his Egyptian counterpart, Mr Abdel Fattah Al Sisi, for his re-election as President of the Arab Republic of Egypt.

This follows the announcement by the Egyptian National Election Authority of the outcome of the Presidential elections held from 26 to 28 March 2018 that saw the incumbent re-elected to the high office for a second term.

President Ramaphosa said he was committed to working with President Al Sisi to forge closer strategic cooperation between South Africa and Egypt, focusing in particular on economic and security cooperation. The President said further that the two countries need to continue working together in pursuance of continental integration, peace and security as well as the fight against all forms of terrorism and extremism.

South Africa and Egypt enjoy cordial relations dating back to the days of the liberation struggle against apartheid.

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