ET: The conference aims to discuss the opportunities and challenges facing both Egypt and the United States.
CAIRO – 24 September 2019: Egypt is waging a largescale and powerful war on terrorism, Tony Shaffer, a former senior intelligence officer in the U.S. Department of Defense and president of the London Center for Policy Research said on Tuesday.
During his participation at a conference, entitled “Egypt Night”, Shaffer commended on the Egyptian army for supporting the will of Egyptians in rescuing Egypt from the ruling of the Muslim Brotherhood.
The conference is being organized by American Pulse, in cooperation with the American Bar Association, to discuss the opportunities and challenges facing both Egypt and the United States.
As he delivered his speech, Shaffer stressed the importance of listing the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization in the U.S., pointing out that the threat of terrorism cannot be ignored.
A number of Egyptian and U.S. officials and figures attended the conference, including Egyptian General Councillor Hisham Al-Naqib, Hany Nagy, the consul’s assistant, and a number of consulate members.
Sherif Kamel, president of the American Chamber of Commerce, has also delivered a speech during the conference, in which he affirmed Egypt’s ability to attract many investments, considering the economic reform program which contributed to the recovery of the country’s economy.
He added that while many countries might have oil as the main source of economy, Egypt has 100 million citizens, which allows Egyptians to invest in themselves by upgrading education and methods of exchanging experiences with educational institutions.
For her part, Executive Director of the Antiquities Coalition Tess Davis announced a direct cooperation between the U.S. and Egyptian governments to restore Egypt’s stolen artifacts that are being recognized in the U.S., whether by smuggling, or auctioning.
She added that the Metropolitan Museum of Art has already decided to return an artifact that was smuggled during the 25 January revolution chaos.
It is pertinent to mention that President Abdel Fattah El Sisi arrived in New York on Saturday morning to participate in the 74th
session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 74).