Angela Merkel set to visit Egypt and Tunisia

German government spokesperson Steffen Seibert announced today at a press conference in Berlin that German chancellor Angela Merkel is set to arrive in Egypt on 2 March for her official visit to the country, where she will meet with Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi.

The German chancellor is also expected to meet with Egyptian Prime Minister Sherif Ismail, Al-Azhar Grand Imam Ahmed El-Tayyeb, and Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II, before heading to Tunisia on Friday, 3 March to meet the Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebssi and Prime Minister Youssef Chahed who paid visit to Germany a few days ago.

Despite the political agenda for the visit to Egypt and Tunisia, as regards the delicate issues that will be addressed with the two countries’ leaders, such as the management of migration and the return of illegal migrants, the Merkel’s visit constitutes an opportunity to assess and boost economic relations for the two countries,  especially that Merkel will be accompanied  in the two visits by a high-level economic delegation.




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