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Egypt protects Arab Nations against terrorism: MP

Tue, May. 28, 2019
CAIRO - 28 MAY 2019: Member of Defense and Security Committee at the Parliament Yehia el-Kedwany said that Egypt plays an important and strategic role to protect Arab countries against terrorism, namely war-torn Libya, Sudan and Yemen.

The visits paid by Arab leaders to Egypt during the last period ensure that Cairo is the leader when it comes to protecting the Arab countries from terrorism. The MP said that Arab leaders are impressed with “Egypt’s ability to contain and eliminate terrorist activity down the Nile”.

El-Kedwany added that “other countries are perplexed by Egypt’s stability and the Egyptian state’s commitment towards developing projects that are beneficial for the Egyptian people”.

He said that the “Egyptian state is the true leader when it comes to trying to achieve peace and stability in the region because of its commitment to combat any type of terrorism”. The MP added that the “Egyptian people are proud of the army and the police’s heroic efforts towards protecting Egypt from harm”.

In April, Egyptian President Abdel-Fatah al-Sisi sat down with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in order to discuss coordination plans which seek to stabilize the political conflicts on Libya, Syria and Yemen.

Furthermore, President Sisi hosted two summits on April 23 to discuss solutions for the political situations in Libya and Sudan. African presidents from across the continent attended the summits and discussed the recent political developments in Sudan and measures that need to be taken to regain stability and peace. Additionally, the presidents discussed solutions to defeat terrorism in Libya.

On May 22, Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry expressed his discontent towards the U.S decision to send Naval Units to the region and pointed that everyone should commit to not interfering in other countries' internal affair.

Shoukry also stressed that Egypt supports the Libyan people’s right to a free and fair election, adding that Egypt will continue to work with the EU to achieve this goal.

Furthermore, on April 22, Head of Sudan’s Transitional Military Council Lt. Abdel Fatah al-Burhan thanked Egypt for supporting the wishes of the Sudanese people. Citizens took to the streets to protest their discontent with former President, Omar al-Bashir, and ousted him on April 11 through a military coup.

Egypt has used its current chairmanship of the African Union (AU) as a way to unite the continent in order to stabilize both Libya and Sudan by promoting the bloc’s understanding of the situation in Khartoum and Tripoli.
 
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