Eritrea, Egypt leaders meet in Cairo
CGTN

Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki on Saturday held bilateral talks with his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah el-Sisi in Cairo.

President Afewerki is on an official visit to the North African state, where he is also scheduled to meet various top government officials.

The Eritrean leader thanked President el-Sisi for his country's support in helping lift UN sanctions on Eritrea.

The U.N. Security Council unanimously voted in November 2018 to lift a nearly decade-old arms embargo and targeted sanctions on Eritrea after a rapprochement with Ethiopia and thawing of relations with Djibouti.

The embargo against Eritrea – which included a travel ban and asset freeze on certain people and entities – were imposed in 2009 after U.N. experts accused it of supporting armed groups in Somalia. Eritrea has denied the accusations.

President Afewerki also hailed Egypt's role in the quest to silent guns across Africa and ensure lasting peace.

On his part, President el-Sisi hailed the relations between the two countries, reiterating the cooperation they enjoy on various fields.