CAIRO, Nov. 20 (Xinhua) — Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Friday discussed means of economic and military cooperation, according to a statement posted by Egyptian presidency on its Facebook page.

In a phone conversation, the two leaders talked about issues of common concern especially the military and economic ties, said Bassam Rady, spokesperson of the presidency.

They also exchanged points of view on some regional issues, in particular the recent developments in eastern Mediterranean Sea and Libyan crisis, he added.

In September, Egypt’s Minister of State for Military Production Mohamed Ahmed Morsi and Italian Ambassador in Cairo Giampaolo Cantini discussed ways to advance cooperation with Italian companies in military production and the areas of joint industrialization.

The two sides announced the areas of cooperation included joint manufacturing of submersible water pumps, in cooperation with the Italian company Caprari. Enditem

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