CAIRO, June 6 (Xinhua) -- Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi began on Tuesday an African tour that will take him to Angola, Zambia and Mozambique.
"The president's tour to the Southern Africa region is driven by Egypt's keenness to intensify engagement and coordination with the African countries," said the president's office in a statement.
The tour also seeks to cultivate closer cooperation at the economic, trade, and investment levels and address the concerns of the African continent, it added.
Sisi's talks with the leaders of the three African countries will also cover the efforts to develop joint African action to boost economic integration in the continent, the statement noted.
During his visit to Zambia's capital Lusaka, Sisi will participate in the 22nd summit of The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA).