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Foreign Secretary to visit Egypt

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson will meet with President Sisi and his counterpart Foreign Minister Shoukry today during his visit to Egypt.

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson
Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson meets young Egyptian entrepreneurs in Cairo

In his first visit to Egypt as Foreign Secretary, Mr Johnson will also host a reception with British investors and some of Egypt’s best and brightest entrepreneurs. During the trip the Foreign Secretary will also meet with representatives of civil society and Human Rights activists.

Speaking ahead of the visit, the Foreign Secretary said:

I am looking forward to my first visit to Egypt as Foreign Secretary and meeting both President Sisi and Foreign Minister Shoukry to discuss a wide range of issues and deepen the strength of our bilateral relationship.

The UK is a longstanding friend of Egypt. We are Egypt’s top economic partner and strong allies against terrorism and extremist ideas. The UK is a champion of a renewed Egypt, because stability, peace and growth in this region are the bedrock of opportunity and security for British people and people in the region.

Cairo, Egypt

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, Egypt

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Published 25 February 2017