Egyptian President El-Sisi due in Dar es Salaam for two-day state visit


Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is due in Tanzania for a two-day state visit.

The trip is part of a tour that will take him to four countries around Africa.

Recently, president Sisi has travelled to East African states Kenya and Uganda, and this week it’s Tanzania.

Trade and the economy will be high on the agenda of talks in Tanzania

Another issue to be raised in the meetings is Ethiopia’s Renaissance Dam built on the River Nile.

The North African country fears that the dam will reduce the water flow to Egypt, and is trying to garner support for its stance on the issue of building dams on the Nile River.

The leaders will also discuss joint security efforts in countering terrorism that has been a threat to many African nations.

Since assuming office three years ago, El Sisi has moved  closer to his African neighbours, largely neglected by his predecessors.

This week will be his eleventh tour to African countries in only two years, putting Africa on the forefront of Egypt’s foreign policy.