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News article14 June 2022Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations

President von der Leyen in Egypt and Jordan

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On Wednesday 15 June, Commission President Ursula von der Leyen will travel to Cairo, Egypt. In the context of the broader EU-Egypt partnership, the visit will focus on two main objectives: boosting the energy cooperation between the EU, Egypt and the region and addressing the food price and supply crisis caused by the Kremlin's war in Ukraine. The President will meet Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi and they will both deliver press statements after the meeting, which you can watch live on EbS at 12:00 CEST. In the afternoon, President von der Leyen will travel to Amman, Jordan, where she will be received by His Majesty King Abdullah II. Commissioner for energy, Kadri Simson, will also travel to Cairo to participate in the Ministerial Meeting of the East Mediterranean Gas Forum and hold several bilateral meetings (see here). On Thursday, she will visit the Damietta LNG facility and Zohr Gas Processing Facility in the Port Said area(For more information: Dana Spinant – Tel.: +32 2 299 01 50, Tim McPhie – Tel.: +32 229 58602).