Egypt Independent

President Sisi discusses organizational preparations for 2019 Africa Cup



President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi met with Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly on Monday to discuss organizational, administrative and logistic preparations which would help the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations succeed.

Sisi called for full cooperation between the President’s assistant to national projects Sherif Ismail, Minister of Defense and Military Production Mohammed Zaki, Minister of Interior Mohammed Tawfek, Minister of Sport Ashraf Sobhi and Chief of General Intelligence Service Abass Kamel regarding the arrangements of the competition’s inauguration.

Presidency Spokesperson Bassam Rady said that the meeting reviewed the current preparations of the Higher Committee’s supervising on the competition, including security and health services and transportation of fans to the stadiums.

The meeting also discussed media coverage for the competition, the development of the hotel and the tourist installments, the efficiency of the sport infrastructure including the stadiums and training playgrounds, the ticket reservation and preparations of the opening and closing ceremony.

Edited Translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm