Saturday,23 February, 2019
Current issue | Issue 1380, (8 - 14 February 2018)
Saturday,23 February, 2019
Issue 1380, (8 - 14 February 2018)

Ahram Weekly

Al-Sisi on Gulf tour

Al-Sisi arrived in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday on the second leg of a Gulf tour that started on Sunday in Oman, reports Reem Leila


President Al-Sisi with Sultan Qaboos in Muscat (photo: AFP

The visit to Oman, President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi’s first since he came to power in 2014, is the first by an Egyptian president since 2009.  

Al-Sisi and Sultan Qaboos bin Al-Said held talks on the developments in the Middle East especially the situation in Syria and Yemen in addition to mutual relations between Egypt and Oman with special focus on trade relations, according to Presidential Spokesman Bassam Radi.

Economic cooperation between the two countries comes as part of the Great Arab Trade Agreement (GATA), an economic coalition of Arab countries for economic integration and low tariffs trade, established in 2005.  

The president and his accompanying delegation met 40 Omani businessmen to discuss possible means of opening investment markets up to them in Egypt.

“The visit to Oman at this particular time stresses the fact that Egypt will not allow Arab Gulf security to be threatened,” political science professor at the Americ