President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi meets with a delegation of U.S. Evangelical heads – Press Photo
CAIRO – 1 November 2017: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi met on Wednesday with a delegation of U.S. Evangelical heads, said presidential spokesman Bassam Rady.
The meeting was attended by Egypt’s General Intelligence Services Chief Khalid Fawzi and the president of the Protestant community in Egypt Andrea Zaki.
At the beginning of the meeting, Sisi expressed his condolences to the delegation for the victims killed in the terrorist attack that hit Manhattan on Thursday.
Sisi stated that Egypt is keen on strengthening the bridges of communication and understanding with the various strata of American society to address the challenges facing the two countries; stressing Egypt’s openness to all religions and sectors.
He also noted that Egypt is willing to uphold the principles of citizenship, equality and non-discrimination among citizens, calling for the spread of culture and the acceptance of others.
The heads of the American delegation expressed appreciation to Egypt's leaders and citizens, hailing the role of Egypt as a cornerstone of stability and moderation in the Middle East.
They also expressed their solidarity with Egypt in the face of terrorism, pointing out their confidence in Egypt's ability to overcome the difficulties posed by the current challenges.
During the meeting, the parties tackled ways to confront terrorism and stressed that the elimination of terrorism in the region and beyond will only be achieved through collective action and the international community’s adoption of a multi-pronged strategy.