Al-Sisi, Saudi Crown Prince discuss counter-terror co-operation

During a Sunday (March 4th) summit in Cairo, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman stressed the importance of joining efforts to address the threat of terrorism, Ahram Online reported.

Bin Salman arrived in Cairo on Sunday for his first official visit to Egypt as part of his first foreign tour since assuming the position of Crown Prince in June.

Al-Sisi "expressed Egypt's keenness to enhance bilateral co-operation with Saudi Arabia in all fields, in a way that reflects the level of strategic partnership between the two countries", Egypt's presidential spokesman Bassam Rady said.

Rady highlighted the significance of the visit in light of "great challenges currently taking place in the Middle East, which require mutual co-ordination between Egypt and Saudi Arabia".

The Saudi Crown Prince expressed hope that the visit would strengthen bilateral co-operation in all fields in order to enhance joint Arab and Islamic action in face of threats.

Meanwhile, Egypt’s Minister of Interior Affairs Magdy Abdel-Ghaffar met Saturday with Vladimir Ivanovich of the UN Counter-Terrorism Office, to discuss counter-terrorism co-operation and the ministry’s strategy to combat terrorism.

The two stressed the need for continued consultation, co-ordination and information exchange, as terrorists flee from conflict zones and seek new bases.

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