President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi addresses the Egyptian people to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the June 30 Revolution, on June 30, 2018 - Press photo/Presidency President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi addresses the Egyptian people to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the June 30 Revolution, on June 30, 2018 - Press photo/Presidency

Sisi, Michel discuss ways to boost cooperation

Sat, Dec. 21, 2019
CAIRO - 21 December 2019: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi received a phone call on Friday from President of the European Council, Charles Michel to discuss ways to enhance cooperation between the two sides to support efforts to combat illegal immigration, terrorism and extremist ideology.

According to a statement released by Presidential spokesperson Bassam Rady, the call phone between the two sides tackled a number of regional issues and issues of common concern between Egypt and the European Union.

They also discussed cooperation relations between the European Council and the African Union in the light of the current Egyptian presidency of the Union.

The president also congratulated Michel on the occasion of assuming his new position as President of the European Council.

Sisi also referred to Egypt's effort to address the phenomena of illegal immigration and terrorism, stressing the importance of dealing with the main roots of these challenges through reaching political solutions to the crises in some countries of the region as well as restoring stability and security to them.

For his side, the president of the European Council expressed the European Union’s appreciation for the strong and distinguished relations between Egypt and the Union, confirming the Union’s desire to continue to enhance cooperation with Egypt at various levels.

Michel also praised Egypt's role in combating terrorism, extremist ideology, and the successful Egyptian experience in combating illegal immigration.
 
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