Sunday، 27 November 2016 12:00 AM
Lately, the momentum of the exchanged visits among officials in both countries has witnessed a boost coping with the developments in the international, regional and bilateral fields. On top of those mutual bilateral visits were:
From the Egyptian Side:
On 21-22/11/2016, President Abdel Fattah El Sisi arrived Portugal on a three-day official visit. Sisi met Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, the president of the Assembly of the Republic, the prime minister and the mayor of Lisbon, along with representatives of a number of scientific and academic institutions and businessmen. The talks tackled important issues such as means of promoting joint political and diplomatic ties and boosting cooperation in the fields of economy, scientific research and defense. The two sides also discussed regional and international issues of common interest including conditions in the Middle East region and combating terrorism.
In December 2007, the second visit of former President Mohamed Hosni Mubarak to Portugal during which he participated in the EU-Africa Summit.
In December 2007, the visit of Minister of Transport to participate in the meetings of the Euro Mediterranean Ministers of Transport.
In November 2007, the visit of Minister of Foreign Affairs in which he participated in the meeting of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Barcelona Process.
In October 2007, the visit of Minister of Trade and Industry to participate in the meetings of Euro Mediterranean Ministers of Trade.
In July 2007, the visit of Minister of Foreign Affairs during which he held meetings with the President, the Speaker of the Portuguese Parliament, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Jorge Sampaio, former President in his capacity as the UN High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations.
From the Portuguese Side:
On 13/6/2016, President Abdel Fattah El Sisi met visiting Portuguese Foreign Minister Augusto Santos Silva. During the meeting, Silva handed over Sisi a message from his Portuguese counterpart inviting him to pay an official visit to the southern European country.
On 4/4/2016, Assistant Foreign Minister for European Affairs Hossam Zaki held talks in Cairo with Director-General for Foreign Policy in the Portuguese Ministry of Foreign Affairs Francisco Duarte Lopes. The meeting was also attended by Portuguese Ambassador to Egypt Magdalena Fischer. The talks tackled means of fostering bilateral relations as well as preparations for Portuguese foreign minister's visit to Cairo to be held soon.
On 3/4/2016, Al Azhar Grand Imam Ahmed El Tayyeb met the Portuguese assistant foreign minister for political affairs along with Portuguese Ambassador to Egypt Magdalena Fischer. During the meeting, Tayyeb underscored the key role of embassies in building bridges through a constructive dialogue between the eastern and western civilizations.
In November 2012, Former Portuguese Foreign Minister Paulo Portas - who succeeded Amado - visited Cairo to participate in the Euro-Arab dialogue meeting in the Arab League headquarter.
On 10/5/2011, Former Portuguese Foreign Minister Luís Amado visited Egypt, where he met former Foreign Minister Nabil El-araby.
In July 2009, the visit of Secretary of State for European Affairs to participate in the 15th of the Non Aligned Movement.
In April 2009, The visit of Minister of Foreign Affairs.
In March 2009, the visit of Minister of Foreign Affairs to participate in the International Conference in Support for the Palestinian Economy and Reconstruction of Gaza.
In December 2007, the visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs to participate in the Ministerial Preparatory Meeting for the Second African Summit.
In August 2006, the visit of Minister of Foreign Affairs.
In April 2006, the visit of the Secretary of State for External Affairs and Cooperation to participate in the meeting of the Mediterranean Forum.
In November 2004, the visit of Minister of Foreign Affairs to participate in the funeral of the former President of Palestine Yasser Arafat.
In 1994, the official visit of the former President was followed by a private visit in 1995.
In 1994, the visit of the former Minister of Foreign Affairs.