Egypt's president will make a three-day visit to South Korea next week for talks with President Park Geun-hye, Cheong Wa Dae said Thursday.

Park is set to meet with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi next Thursday, a day after El-Sissi arrives in Seoul, the South Korean presidential office said.

The two leaders are expected to discuss how to boost cooperation on a wide range of issues, such as trade, infrastructure and construction, as well as culture and education.

It marks the first visit by an Egyptian president since 1999 when Hosni Mubarak came to Seoul.

In 2014, Park met with El-Sissi in New York on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly. At the summit, Park expressed her commitment to expanding economic cooperation with Egypt.

Two-way trade amounted to US$2.3 billion in 2014.

Source: YONHAP NEWS AGENCY