The presidents of Serbia and Egypt, Aleksandar Vucic and Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, signed a strategic partnership agreement on Wednesday in Belgrade, with el-Sisi’s visit marking the first visit of an Egyptian president to the Serbian capital in 35 years.
Business cooperation, investments and agriculture also topped discussions between the two leaders. The situation in Palestine and Libya, and the effects the war in Ukraine has on the world, were also discussed.
“Egypt’s vision is for solving everything by peaceful means and through agreements, especially the Ukraine crisis,” said el-Sisi, who also praised the “new vision” of cooperation between the two countries.
Following the signing of the declaration establishing a strategic partnership between both countries, representatives of Serbia and Egypt signed a number of documents based on it.
El-Sisi, who was accompanied by a delegation that included representatives from some of his country’s largest businesses, also attended the opening of the Serbian-Egyptian Business Forum that the Serbian Chamber of Commerce organised.
Both countries would benefit from the agreement and the avoidance of double taxation, the Egyptian leader also said, adding that Serbian businesses were welcome in Egypt.
Vucic, for his part, called the meeting between Serbian and Egyptian business people an excellent opportunity for even better economic relations.