March 14, 2015 / 11:15 AM / in 3 years

Germany invites Egyptian president for state visit: Handelsblatt

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany’s economy minister on Saturday invited the Egyptian president for a state visit to Germany, the newspaper Handelsblatt reported in its online edition.

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi speaks at the Egypt Economic Development Conference in Sharm el-Sheikh March 13, 2015. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Sigmar Gabriel handed over the invitation on behalf of German Chancellor Angela Merkel when he met Abdel Fatah al-Sisi on Saturday morning.

“The state of the whole region depends on the stability or instability of Egypt,” Gabriel told business representatives gathered for an investor conference in Scharm el-Scheikh, according to the newspaper.

Reporting By John O'Donnell; Editing by Larry King

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