Britain finalized a US$150 million loan guarantee to Egypt, where Boris Johnson was on his first visit to the country as Foreign Secretary.
In a statement, the Foreign Office said Johnson and President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi discussed British support for Egypt's economy including joint work on aviation security, counter-terrorism efforts, and work to resolve regional conflicts especially in Libya and Syria, adding that human rights and the benefits of a free society to promote stability and economic growth were mentioned.
"The UK and Egypt have many shared interests, we are Egypt's top economic partner and strong allies against terrorism and extremist ideas," Johnson said in the statement. "I look forward to continuing to strengthen the close relationship between our two countries."
Before the visit, Johnson said: "the UK is a champion of a renewed Egypt because stability, peace and growth in this region are the bedrock of opportunity and security."
Britain also pledged to boost university partnerships and teacher training, increase funding of economic development and social welfare programs, and increase funding new and existing social startups.