Al-Sisi, Africa and Egypt’s Foreign Priorities

Source: Egyptian Institute For Studies
Author(s): Badr Shafei

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Al-Sisi’s recent visit to four African countries, namely, Rwanda, Tanzania, Gabon and Chad, has raised questions not only about its timing and significance, but also about its desired goals, whether declared or undeclared, and to what extent the visit succeeded in achieving these goals.

First: Semantics of the timing

With regard to the visit’s timing, there are three basic remarks:

1- Al-Sisi’s visit to the four African countries came after his visit to Uganda last June to participate in the presidential meeting of the Cooperative Framework Agreement (CFA) known in the media as the ‘Entebbe Agreement’, which Egypt refuses to accede to except after three conditions are met…

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