During the cabinet weekly meeting on Wednesday، Dr. Mustafa Madbouli، the Prime Minister، said that government is closely following up all arrangements for the Arab-European Summit، scheduled to be held in Sharm El-Sheikh next week.
The summit is expected to witness a high-level presence of kings، heads of states and officials of various countries، reflecting Egypt's position in this period.
During the meeting، Madbouli pointed out that this summit represents a great opportunity to discuss many issues of common concern، foremost of which is combating terrorism، illegal immigration and efforts to achieve development.
Trade، investment، immigration and security will be among the top priority issues to be discussed، as well as the conflicts in Syria، Yemen and Libya will also be on the discussion table during the summit، along with the climate change challenge during the upcoming Arab-European summit due on February 24 and 25 in Sharm El-Sheikh.
On February 18، President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi announced that the upcoming Arab-European summit will be a good platform to hold more discussions on the illegal migration file.
"Sharm El-Sheikh conference is a key step towards more cooperation that will be followed by other steps،” President Sisi said، adding that the instability of some Arab countries led to the illegal migration inbound to Europe.
The two-day summit will gather، for the first time، heads of the member states of the Arab League and the European Union. It will be co-chaired by President Sisi and President of European Council Donald Tusk، according to the EU’s statement.