British Prime Minister Theresa May will visit Egypt next week to hold bilateral meetings with European Union leaders at an EU-League of Arab States summit in Egypt at the weekend، a senior UK government official said on Wednesday.
May is seeking changes to her Brexit deal with Brussels in order to win the approval of British lawmakers، but the official said the summit was not about Brexit and was not a place where EU council decisions would be made.
“This is not a meeting about Brexit and the PM isn’t going to seek to turn it into one. At summits the PM always holds a series of bilateral meetings and conversations and she will of course continue to engage her fellow leaders in relation to Brexit،” the official said. On February 18، President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi announced that the upcoming Arab-European summit will be a good platform to hold more discussions on the illegal migration file.
"Sharm El-Sheikh conference is a key step towards more cooperation that will be followed by other steps،” President Sisi said، adding that the instability of some Arab countries led to the illegal migration inbound to Europe.
The two-day summit will gather، for the first time، heads of the member states of the Arab League and the European Union. It will be co-chaired by President Sisi and President of European Council Donald Tusk، according to the EU’s statement.
“But this isn’t a European Council meeting and it isn’t somewhere that European Council decisions are going to be made