President’s visit to Qatar
Wednesday، 14 September 2022 - 09:12 PM
On Tuesday morning, September 13, 2022, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi headed to Doha for a two-day official visit, which is the first of its kind by the President to the State of Qatar. The visit comes upon an invitation to the President by Amir of the State of Qatar, His Highness Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani.
The visit culminates intensive discussions between the two brotherly countries during the recent period. The discussions aimed at strengthening joint cooperation at all levels.
The President will discuss with the Amir of the State of Qatar, the most important aspects of bilateral relations between the two countries. They will also hold consultations and coordination on various regional and international issues of common interest, which require concerted efforts to safeguard Arab national security.
Day one: 13/9/2022
President El-Sisi Arrives at Hamad International Airport in Doha
Today, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi arrived at Hamad International Airport in Doha, Qatar, where he was received by Amir of the State of Qatar, His Highness Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani.
Day two: 14/9/2022
President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met with Amir of the State of Qatar, His Highness Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, at the Amiri Diwan in the Qatari capital, Doha,
An official reception ceremony was held and the two national anthems were played.
President El-Sisi and HH Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad held a bilateral session of talks, followed by an expanded meeting attended by the two countries’ delegations.
HH Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad welcomed President El-Sisi’s historic visit to Doha, which marks his first official visit to Qatar. The visit culminates the recent trajectory of excellence in Egyptian-Qatari relations. The Amir of Qatar lauded the brotherly bonds the two countries share, expressing appreciation for Egypt’s efforts in support of Arab and Gulf affairs across all levels. HH Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad underscored Qatar’s commitment to strengthening bilateral cooperation in various fields in the coming period, by boosting Qatari investments in Egypt and capitalizing on the investment opportunities available there.
The Amir of Qatar valued Egypt’s prominent role in enhancing the mechanisms of joint Arab action, in the face of current crises and challenges in the region. He noted that it is an exemplary role model in maintaining stability and improving the developmental, economic and social conditions in the Arab world.
President El-Sisi expressed his appreciation and gratitude to his brother the Qatari Amir for the warm welcome and hospitality he received, valuing HH Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad’s recent visit to Cairo last June which demonstrated the strengthening of relations between the two countries. President El-Sisi emphasized Egypt’s openness to cultivating closer and deeper bilateral relations across all levels, and to promoting them toward broader prospects of cooperation in the various political, security, economic and trade fields.
The meeting discussed ways to foster closer cooperation between Egypt and Qatar and to increase their joint trade, economic and investment relations. This shall push forward bilateral relations in a positive manner across numerous tracks.
The two leaders also focused on developments in Arab regional and international issues of mutual interest. There was an alignment in views with regard to the importance of enhancing coordination between the two countries for a sustainable political settlement to crises in the region, as an essential element for maintaining security and stability, and in a manner that achieves the aspirations of the Arab peoples to live in peace and stability.
President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi and HH Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad witnessed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, between The Sovereign Fund of Egypt for investment and development and The Qatar Investment Authority. Another MoU was signed in the field of social affairs between the Ministry of Social Solidarity and the Qatari Ministry of Social Development. The third MoU was signed for cooperation in the field of ports between Egypt and Qatar.
President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met with representatives of the Qatari Businessmen Association at his residence in Doha. The encounter was attended by the Qatari Minister of Commerce and Industry, HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Qassim Al Thani and Chairman of the Qatari Businessmen Association, HE Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani. Also present were Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Sameh Shoukry, the Head of the General Intelligence Service, Major General Abbas Kamel, Minister of Planning and Economic Development, Dr. Hala H. ElSaid and Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Eng. Tarek El Molla.
President El-Sisi welcomed the meeting which embodies the brotherly cooperation between Egypt and Qatar. The President affirmed Egypt’s commitment to fostering closer economic and trade cooperation with Qatar’s business community and companies, and to increasing joint investment. This aims to support the path of economic growth and development in the two countries, in joint efforts to boost mutual interests and leverage the opportunities available.
The Qatari Businessmen expressed honor and pleasure to meet with President El-Sisi. They confirmed that this gathering offers a great opportunity to strengthen the bonds of fraternity and joint cooperation. The attendees underlined their interest to explore possibilities to step-up cooperation between the two countries, given the various fields and the promising investment opportunity available in Egypt. Those include in particular the sectors of renewable energy, tourism, construction, real estate development, agriculture, industry and health care.
During his official visit to the State of Qatar, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi was interviewed by Qatar News Agency (QNA).
President El-Sisi confirmed that the upcoming Arab Summit ,to be held in Algeria, comes at a sensitive time for the Arab nation, which faces multiple crises and tension. The President stressed that it was imperative to restore a number of principle and concepts in the Arab region such as upholding the nation-state, preserving the sovereignty and territorial integrity of states and not dealing with terrorist groups and armed militias. The President underlined the importance of supporting national armies and military institutions as well as strengthening the authority of central institutions to avoid leaving vacuum that powers outside this framework could exploit to tamper with the capabilities and future of peoples in Arab countries. Also, closing the door in the face of foreign interventions, while adhering to the principle of citizenship as a fundamental pillar to protecting societal peace. The President added that these are the basic principles around which the issues of the Arab region revolve and that is the framework through which we look forward to cooperating with the Arab brothers during the upcoming summit.
On Wednesday evening, September 14, 2022, President El-Sisi returned to the homeland after the two-day official visit to Qatar.