26-09-2021 03:13 AM Jerusalem Timing

Egypt’s Sisi Heads to Rome on First European Visit

Egypt’s Sisi Heads to Rome on First European Visit

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi left for Rome Monday on his first European trip since his predecessor was oust

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi left for Rome Monday on his first European trip since his predecessor wasSisi oust.
  
Sisi is to meet Pope Francis at 1330 GMT on the first Vatican visit by an Egyptian leader in eight years, officials said. He will then meet Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi at 1800 GMT, Renzi's office said.
  
Officials said the four-day tour, which will also take him to France, is also aimed at securing European investment in the Egyptian economy, which has been battered by political turmoil since 2011.