The Islamic nation needs a generation of young people who are able to counter the ideology promoted by the "gangs of extremism and terrorism" that is only meant to destroy Muslim countries, former dean of the Faculty of Islamic Call at al-Azhar University
Egypt's Mufti Dr Shawki Allam vehemently denounced on Saturday a bloody terrorist bombing at a Somali police checkpoint in Mogadishu, which left at least 50 people dead.
A car bomb exploded at a busy security checkpoint in Somalia's capital Saturday morning, killing at least 30 people, a government spokesman said.
Both countries requested the mediation of African Union (AU) Chair, Egypt.
Egypt condemned on Saturday the terror blast that rocked a government building in the Somali capital Mogadishu.
They also reviewed the developments in the Horn of Africa and ways to back Somalia.
A US air strike killed 13 ISIS fighters in Somalia’s semi-autonomous Puntland region on Wednesday, the US military said, days after another strike killed three.
Somali President Mohamed Farmaajo lauded Somali-Egyptian relations, asserting the importance of the historical ties binding both countries.
Farmaajo presented the latest developments in Somalia, and the steps followed by the central government to reinstate security and stability.
This came during a meeting in Cairo with Somali Foreign Minister Ahmed Isse Awad.
Shoukry and Isse tackled means to boost bilateral ties in addition to a number of regional issues of mutual interest, Spokesman for the Foreign Ministry Ahmed Hafez said.
The 151st session of the Council of Arab Foreign Ministers kicked off on Wednesday.
Awad presented the developments on the Somali scene including measures taken to rebuild state institutions and develop security forces.
Egypt expressed its sincerest condolences to the families of the victims and wished the injured a speedy recovery.
The attack - the latest in a series of high-profile assaults in East Africa by al Shabaab - came after U.S. forces in Somalia stepped up air strikes against the Islamist group.
The U.S. military said on Monday that a recent air strike in central Somalia killed 35 al Shabaab fighters.
Egypt recorded its third best corruption perception score since 2011, according to Transparency International.
The death toll from the sinking of two migrant boats off the coast of Djibouti rose to 28 on Wednesday, with perhaps 130 more still missing.
The U.S. military killed 52 militants in an air strike in Somalia's Middle Juba Region on Saturday, its Africa Command said in a statement.
Grand Imam of Al Azhar Sheikh Ahmed el-Tayyeb on Tuesday said that Al Azhar is keen on offering all types of support to the Somali people.