Egypt s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi received on Wednesday the Arab Development Action Shield award for the year 2020, a statement by the presidency said.
President El-Sisi was handed the award by the Arab League (AL) Secretary-General Ahmed Abu El-Gheit during Wednesday s meeting, which was attended by Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, and Arab League Assistant Secretary-General Hossam Zaki.
The Arab Development Action Shield is an award that is given annually by the AL to Arab figures that led the development process in their countries.
Abu El-Gheit hailed the comprehensive development approach led by El-Sisi in Egypt, which formed a model to be emulated throughout the rest of the Arab world, the statement said.
According to Egypt s Presidential Spokesperson Bassam Rady, El-Sisi expressed his gratitude to the AL for this great honour.
El-Sisi said, according to the statement, that this shield is dedicated to all Egyptians who have contributed, with their awareness and patriotism, to the success of the economic reform and the process of comprehensive development that is being carried out with Egyptian efforts and resources.
The president also affirmed Egypt s support for the efforts of the AL to enhance cooperation between Arab countries, and its concerted efforts to support the development process in the Arab world in a way that meets the aspirations of their peoples and strengthens the spirit of joint solidarity.