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Egypt's Sisi calls for intensifying efforts to combat terrorism

Thursday 15-06-2017 - 02:51 PM
Al Bawaba
Egypt's President
Egypt's President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi

Cairo - Egypt's President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi called for intensifying efforts to combat terrorism and extremist groups threatening security in the Middle East, demanding the international community to abandon its double-standard approach in dealing with the extremist groups.

The president's statements came during the meeting he conducted with CIA Director Mike Pompeo in Cairo. The meeting was attended by Head of Egypt's Intelligence Authority Khalid Fawzy and Deputy National Security Adviser Ricky Waddell in addition to U.S. Ambassador to Cairo Stephen Beecroft.

Sisi stressed the need for adopting an inclusive strategy to counter terrorism during the current critical period, saying that such a strategy should include plans to confront state sponsors of terrorism. He also raised the necessity of dealing seriously with intellectuals and developmental dimensions related to this phenomenon.

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