Charles Michel, President of the European Council, said Europe is keen to consult with Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi in order to end violence and escalating Palestinian-Israeli tension that foreshadows serious consequences.
President of the European Council Charles Michel highlighted on Wednesday the importance of the role played by Egypt to advance efforts to reach a ceasefire and calm the situation in Sudan in a phone call with Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi.
President Abdel Fattah El Sisi met Friday with President of the European Council Charles Michel and President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen, Presidential Spokesman Bassam Rady said in a statement.
During a meeting with Charles Michel, President of the European Council, in the council’s headquarters in Brussels on Wednesday, Sisi affirmed that this comprehensive approach should address the main roots of terrorism and extremism, Presidential Spokesman Bassam Radi said.
European Union Spokesman in the Middle East and North Africa Luis Miguel Bueno said on Friday that Egypt is an important partner to the EU.
European Council President Charles Michel hailed Egypt's efforts to halt illegal immigration since 2016 as he met with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi.
European Council President Charles Michel expressed the European Union’s appreciation of the successful Egyptian efforts leading to ceasefire and de-escalation in Gaza between the Palestinians and Israelis.
Sisi affirmed that noble religious values have nothing to do with extremist acts and expressed rejection that any religion is stained with terrorism charges.
Michel highlighted the European Union’s trust in the Egyptian pivotal role, which is known for balance and wisdom, to face extremist thought, acts of violence and intolerance.
Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el Sisi received a phone call, Thursday from President of the European Council, Charles Michel.
President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi and President of the European Council Charles Michel agreed Sunday on the importance of a comprehensive political settlement in Libya, planning to enhance the consultation channels between Egypt and the EU Council.
Belgium on Wednesday paid emotional tribute to two policewomen and a student shot dead in the eastern city of Liege.
Carles Puigdemont, the Catalan president ousted by Spain, did not come to Belgium on invitation of the country's government.
British Prime Minister Theresa May promised Thursday to let EU citizens stay after Brexit as she met sceptical European leaders for the first time since her disastrous election gamble.
Belgian investigators found evidence Wednesday that a suspect who set off a bomb at a Brussels train station in the latest in a wave of attacks on Europe had sympathies with the Islamic State group.