Egypt’s foreign minister offered on Wednesday his country’s condolences to the German government and people for the German citizens who died in a bombing on Tuesday in Istanbul, Turkey.
Sameh Shoukry and his German counterpart Frank-Walter Steinmeier held a joint press conference to mark the end of Shoukry’s four-day visit to Berlin.
He also stresses the importance of bilateral relations and finding political solutions to the region’s crises.
Shoukry added that Germany has been supporting Egypt in its venture towards “economic development.”
The Egyptian foreign minister also visited the German parliament, Bundestag, where he told German parliamentarians that Egypt completed its path to “democratic transition” by holding parliamentary elections and convening the parliament’s first meeting.
Egypt’s newly-elected parliament convened its first session on Monday after over three years of absence.
Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi made his first official visit to Germany as president in June 2015 after being invited by German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Sisi’s visit had sparked controversy in Germany particularly after the head of the German lower house of parliament Norbert Lammert cancelled a scheduled meeting with Sisi, citing an "unbelievable number" of death sentences.