site.btaPresidents of Bulgaria, Egypt Consider Cooperation in Energy, Economy
Ways to bolster Bulgaria's cooperation with Egypt in the field of energy and the economy were in the focus of a telephone conversation between the two countries' presidents Rumen Radev and Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, the President's Press Secretariat in Sofia reported on Monday. The two leaders concurred that the mutual confidence between their countries provides an excellent foundation for an all-around development of bilateral partnership.
Radev and El-Sisi expressed their shared view that Egypt is in a position to reinforce its energy partnership not only with Bulgaria but also with other countries in the region during the ongoing energy crisis. Egypt exports liquefied natural gas and electricity, the press release noted. El-Sisi expressed Cairo's interest in deeper cooperation with Sofia in renewable energy sources, electric vehicle manufacturing and the production of electric vehicle batteries.
The presidents agreed that a delegation of Bulgarian experts will visit Egypt to discuss concrete projects in these areas.
Radev praised Egypt's role as a regional factor for security and stability in the Middle East and North Africa, in the fight against trafficking in human beings and in controlling migrant movements to Europe. The need for joint actions against climate change and the forthcoming UN Climate Change Conference in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt also featured high on the agenda of the telephone conversation between the two presidents.
Radev repeated his invitation for El-Sisi to visit Bulgaria.