Egypt's President El-Sisi Meets with AUC's Board of Trustees

Photo: Al Youm Al Sabie
Photo: Al Youm Al Sabie

During his meeting last week with AUC’s Board of Trustees, Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi commended AUC’s leading role in providing high-quality education and service in the country. He also emphasized the University's vital role as a bridge between the Egyptian and American people, highlighting the country’s strategic ties with the United States and the importance of continuing to strengthen and bolster these ties. President El-Sisi also congratulated AUC’s 12th President Francis J. Ricciardone on his new position, emphasizing the importance of enhanced collaboration between AUC and public universities as well as Egyptian academic institutions, due to the University's valuable academic and educational role in Egypt.

The meeting was attended by the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Ashraf El-Shihy and AUC's Board of Trustees, led by Chairman Richard Bartlett, President Francis J. Ricciardone, University Counselor Amr Salama and members of the University Cabinet. 

The meeting made front-page headlines in Thursday’s Al Ahram, Al Akhbar, The Egyptian Gazette, Rose Al Youssef, Al Mesa and Al Youm Al Sabie newspapers. There is also extensive coverage in Al Gomhoriya, Al Masry Al Youm, Al Shorouk, Al Dostour, Al Watan, Al Akhbar Al Masaie, Al Ahram Al Masaie and Al Wafd.  In addition, 32 online publications highlighted the meeting and its significance, including Sada Al BaladAl Ahram,  Al WafdAl DostorMoheetMoheet2Al Youm Al SabieAl WatanAswat MasriyaNile NewsVETOThe Daily News EgyptAl Masry Al YoumRose Al YoussefINewsArabiaAl Sharq Al AwsatAl HayatAl BayanAl Khaleej, Al AnbaaGulf EyesAl ShababAl MogazSout Al BaladONA News AgencyAl NaharAl GomhoriyaAl TahrirAl OsboeSout Al OmmaAl Wafd and Masrawy.

Moreover, a report was shown on ONTV in Sabah On program about the meeting with comments from Ambassador Galal El Rashidy, former Egypt's UN permanent member. The video could be seen here.