Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi said on Friday that his country is ready to provide Italy with the possible support to confront the coronavirus pandemic.
Sisi’s remarks came during a phone conversation with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, said Bassam Rady, spokesman for the Egyptian Presidency, in a statement.
During the phone call, Sisi highlighted Egypt’s solidarity with the government and people of Italy, expressing readiness to provide the possible support through the exchange of experience and coordination between health care providers in the two countries.
For his part, the Italian prime minister expressed his sincere appreciation for the Egyptian support which reflects the depth of historical relations between the two countries.
He noted Italy’s intention to enhance cooperation between the two countries to combat the novel coronavirus.
The coronavirus pandemic has claimed 14,681 lives in Italy. The number of confirmed cases, including fatalities and recoveries, totalled 119,827 on Friday.
In Egypt, a country with a population of 100 million people, 985 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed, including 66 deaths. Enditem