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Egypt, Serbia launch new chapter in relations amid war in Ukraine

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi’s visit to Serbia opens a new chapter in old relations between Cairo and Belgrade in the midst of the Ukraine crisis and may bring the activity of the member-states of the Non-Aligned Movement to the forefront of international relations.
 Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi meets Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic on July 19, 2022, in Belgrade.

CAIRO — Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi arrived July 19 on an official visit to Belgrade in the first visit by an Egyptian head of state to Serbia in more than three decades. According to observers, Sisi’s visit would revive the two countries’ historical relations amid the ongoing Russian-Ukrainian war.

Sisi received a warm welcome at Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport. He was decorated with the Order of the Republic of Serbia by Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and presented with an honorary doctorate from the University of Belgrade.

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