​President Abdulfatah Al-Sisi of The Arab Republic of  The Egypt

at the Opening of the 4th Summit of Arab and South American countries


President Abdel Fattah Al-Sissy of the Arab Republic of Egypt delivered a speech on behalf of the Arab side, in the Summit. He blessed the gathering , which came at an invitation from the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

President Al –Sisi, said “The political will and common ground of principles regarding human issues, values, cultural and economic principles will pave the way to move towards many prospects of cooperation between the Arab and Latin nations,” referring to the significant change in the volume of trade exchange between the two groups from only $ 6 billion in 2004 to over $ 33 billion, considering the current development in this field a real reflection of the cooperation between the two sides.

He highlighted the need to strengthen these relations and upgrade them to higher levels to achieve prosperity for the Arab as well as the South American countries. The Egyptian President explained that the Arab region is witnessing unprecedented dangerous developments, under which the countries of the region face real threats to their institutions and some countries in the region face disintegration and division, threatening their wellbeing. He went on to say that 'some parties have tried to impose their ideologies to change the identity of some Arab countries and groups, including Egypt, which would have, otherwise, fallen into the abyss of chaos and division.

He stressed that his country is witnessing the launch of a process to attract foreign investments, calling for South American countries to take advantage of these opportunities to enter the Egyptian market.

He valued the position of South American countries towards the Arab issues specially the Palestinian case, stressing that the Palestinian issue is still the core of conflict in the Middle East, and the main reason for the absence stability in the region, stressing that ending the Israeli occupation and establishing the Palestinian State with Eastern Al-Quds as its capital would contribute to the stability and security in the region.

He, noted that the fight against terrorism will not bear fruit if cooperation is confined to security and military operation without taking into account other factors that contribute to fueling the phenomenon of terrorism.

At the end of his speech, president Al-Sisi thanked the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, for the hospitality, warm reception and good organization of the summit, wishing success for all.