Sun, 08 May 2022 - 09:43 GMT
Sun, 08 May 2022 - 09:43 GMT
CAIRO- 8 May 2022: President Abdel Fattah El Sisi received, on Sunday, phone calls from a number of Arab leaders who expressed their support for Egypt in combating terrorism following the terrorist attack that targeted Egyptian soldiers in Sinai on Saturday.
President Sisi received a phone call from Jordanian King Abdullah II ibn Al Hussein who extended his heartfelt condolences to the President and the Egyptian people for the martyrs of the armed forces, who fell victim to the treacherous terrorist attack that took place west of Sinai, said Egyptian Presidential Spokesperson Bassam Rady in a statement.
“His Majesty King Abdullah II King Abdallah stressed Jordan's full solidarity with Egypt in combating terrorism in all its forms,” Rady said.
President El-Sisi expressed his appreciation for this generous gesture from his King Abdullah II as it reflects the strength of the historical relations between the two countries, wishing the Jordanian government and people all stability and peace, Rady continued.
Also, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi received another phone call from the President of the Republic of Tunisia, Kais Saied.
“Tunisian President offered his sincere condolences to the President and to Egypt’s government and people for the martyrs of the armed forces, who fell victim to the terrorist attack west of Sinai. He confirmed that the Republic of Tunisia stands by Egypt in its efforts to combat and eradicate terrorism,” Rady said in another statement.
“President El-Sisi expressed appreciation for the kind gesture from his brother, President Saied. President El-Sisi underlined the robust and historical ties between the two countries, wishing Tunisia and its people all security and stability,” Rady continued.
Meanwhile, the President also received on Sunday evening a phone call from Lieutenant-General Abdel-Fattah Al-Burhan Abdel-Rahman, the Chairman of the Transitional Sovereignty Council.
Burhan expressed his sincere condolences for the martyrs of the terrorist attack in western Sinai and wished a speedy recovery for the injured, stressing Sudan’s solidarity and support for Egypt in its efforts to combat terrorism.
President Sisi extended his appreciation for Burhan’s call and support as they embody the historical bonds and ties between the two countries.
The United Nations, African Union, Arab League, and Muslim World League condemned Sunday the terror attack launched Saturday against a water lifting plant on the eastern bank of the Suez Canal in Sinai, killing 11 military men and injuring five.
Many Arab countries, European Union, the United States, United Nations, African Union, and France, among others, also condemned the attack on May 7-8.
In the wake of the terrorist attack that targeted security forces in Sinai on Saturday, President Abdel Fattah directed the law enforcement forces to complete the mission of eliminating terrorists in some areas in North Sinai, said Presidential Spokesperson Bassam Rady in a statement on Sunday.
President Sisi’s directives were given during his meeting with the Supreme Council of the Egyptian Armed Forces (SCAF) on Sunday. The meeting tackled the repercussions of the attack that led to the death of 11 military men during their national duty, as well as the measures implemented to pursue and eliminate the fugitive terrorists.