His Excellency, the President of the Republic, Prof. Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa was in Egypt on the 11th, 12th and 13th of April for a State Visit.
Besides meeting with the President of the Arab Republic of Egypt, al Sisi, the president of the Portuguese republic also had private meetings with the Prime Minister and the president of the Egyptian Parliament.
During his stay in Cairo the Suez Canal Economic Zone and AICEP Global Parques signed a Memorandum of Cooperation and the University of Ain Shams, the Camões Institute and the University of Oporto signed a tripartite protocol for the establishment of a Portuguese bachelor’s degree in Portuguese and Portuguese Studies at Ain Shams.
The President also addressed the closing session of the first Egyptian-Portuguese Business Council which gathered several Egyptian and Portuguese Companies across various sectors. The President also hosted a reception for the Portuguese community in Egypt.
The president also had the chance to meet with Pope Tawadros II of the Egyptian Coptic Church and with the Sheikh of Al Azhar, in whose University the president gave a speech entitled “ Vision of a President and a Teacher “.
Before his departure the Minister of Antiquities, Mr. Khaled Anafy, accompanied the president and his delegation to the Giza Pyramids, the construction works of the Grand Egyptian Museum and to the Egyptian Museum.