President Abdel Fattah El Sisi on Friday 29/01/2016 held talks with South African President Jacob Zuma on the sidelines of the African Summit which will kick off in the Ethiopian capital on Saturday.
The talks tackled ways of boosting cooperation between the two countries in various fields as well as topics on the summit's agenda.
President Sisi stressed Egypt's keenness to boost its relations with South Africa in various fields, especially that the two countries are bound with distinguished historical ties.
Sisi called for optimally benefiting from the potentials of the two countries to serve joint cooperation in various fields, presidential spokesman Alaa Youssef said.
For his part, the South African president lauded the steps taken by Egypt in a short time to complete its democratic and constitutional system.
Zuma congratulated Egypt on its election to the membership of the African Union Peace and Security Council and of the UN Security Council (UNSC).
The two sides discussed ways of mobilizing regional and international efforts to combat terrorism and extremism and settle the current conflicts in Africa, the spokesman said