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El Sisi receives Biden in Sharm El-Sheikh

12 Nov 2022, 06:46 GMT+10

SHARM EL SHEIKH, 11th November (WAM) -- Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi received on Friday US President Joe Biden in Sharm El-Sheikh on the fringe of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 27), Egyptian Presidential Spokesman Bassam Rady said.

The Egyptian president said his government has adopted a strategy for human rights in Egypt and called for a national dialogue to chart the country's political future. A presidential committee given the task of reviewing the cases of government critics held in pre-trial detention has been activated, he added.

He underscored the strong ties binding the two nations, noting that the US president's visit will further drive their strategic relations.

The US president thanked his Egyptian counterpart for speaking out strongly on the war in Ukraine.

"In the face of Russia's war in Ukraine, Egypt has spoken up strongly in the United Nations and that is appreciated very much as well," Biden said.

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