President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi on Wednesday received German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer at his residence in Berlin - Press photo President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi on Wednesday received German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer at his residence in Berlin - Press photo

Sisi meets German interior min., says counterterror part of human rights

Wed, Nov. 20, 2019
CAIRO – 20 November 2019: President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi on Wednesday received German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer at the former's residence in Berlin, on the sidelines of the G20 Compact with Africa initiative, the Presidency said in a statement.

During the meeting, President Sisi affirmed that combating terrorism and extremist ideology with the aim of achieving security and stability is part of human rights that must be guaranteed by each state through actual practices on the ground.

Sisi also highlighted the need for the international community to support counterterrorism efforts for the benefit of humanity and for a better future for next generations.

Sisi, earlier on Wednesday, met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin, during which Merkel praised the two countries' relations and cooperation, describing it as “unprecedented,” presidential spokesman Bassam Radi said.

"Egypt is one of Germany’s main partners in the Middle East as it plays a key role in maintaining stability and security in the region," Merkel said.

For his part, Sisi praised the qualitative leap witnessed by the bilateral relations between Egypt and Germany in all fields.
 
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