Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmi embarked on Tuesday 5/11/2013 on a visit to Senegal, the first of its kind by an Egyptian top diplomat in years.
Fahmi will hold talks with Senegalese President Macky Sall, Foreign Minister Mankeur Ndiaye, Speaker of the Senegalese National Assembly Moustapha Niasse and a set of prominent political and diplomatic figures in Senegal.
The Egyptian top diplomat's visit to Senegal, the first of its kind to west Africa, comes in the wake of important visits he made to the Nile Basin countries in mid October. It also comes as part of the active diplomatic activities of Egypt in the African continent that aim at consolidating ties with several African countries in various fields.
Fahmi's talks with the Senegalese President will cover a set of regional and international issues and the two countries' stances regarding them.
Egypt and Senegal have enjoyed historic relations as Cairo was the first to recognize Senegal's independence in 1960. Both countries have greatly contributed to peace, security and development issues in Africa.