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Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi addresses the 69th United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York, September 24, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Cairo-Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi held talks with Jordan’s Prime Minister Hani Al-Mulki in Cairo on Wednesday in the presence of Egyptian Prime Minister Sherif Ismail and Defense Minister Sedki Sobhi.

Both parties agreed on the importance of reaching a political settlement to the turmoil facing Arab states in the Middle East.

Egypt’s presidential spokesperson Alaa Youssef said in a press statement, a copy of which was obtained by Asharq Al-Awsat, that Sisi welcomed Mulki’s visit to Egypt, saying it reflects the strong ties between Egypt and Jordan.

He said both parties stressed the constructive bilateral relations and praised the countries’ efforts to strengthen these ties at several fields of cooperation.

Mulki had arrived in Egypt on Tuesday to ink about 20 cooperation agreements between the countries in the agriculture, energy, and transportation sectors.

The meeting tackled the ongoing situation in the Arab region, as well as solutions to the political turmoil, in order to preserve the sovereignty of these countries and to encourage the return of refugees to their countries.

The two parties also agreed on the importance of developing the Arab League that would contribute to a development in the Arab region.

Meanwhile, Sisi kicks off on Thursday a tour that would take him to India and China.

Youssef said that the Egyptian president’s tour comes in the context of Cairo’s keenness to enhance cooperation with Asian countries, in addition to the president’s participation as a guest of honor in the G20 summit expected in China’s eastern city of Hangzhou on Sept. 4 and 5.

Youssef added that Sisi’s visit to India’s New Delhi aims at holding talks with high-ranking officials concerning means to develop and enhance bilateral relations and to benefit from the Indian experience at several levels, particularly in the fields of information and technology.