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Sisi urges intensive international efforts to uproot terrorism

Sunday، 28 January 2018 - 01:20 PM

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi has warned of the gravity of terrorism in his speech at the AU Peace and Security Council (PSC) meeting in Addis Ababa, presidential spokesman Bassam Rady said in a statement on Saturday 27/1/2018.

The presidents of South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Chad, Niger, and Sierra Leone as well as the UN secretary-general and the chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission took part in the meeting, he added.

Sisi thanked the attendants for their support to the Egyptian presidency of the AU Peace and Security Council.

The president warned that the terrorism daily gains new dimensions and becomes a cross-border problem, which requires unifying all the efforts to confront it using an integrated and comprehensive approach.

He added that efforts to achieve security and prosperity for the African peoples as well as confronting terrorism and its plots to undermine the development process in the continent's countries make it necessary to understand the nature of the environment in which the current war on terrorism takes place.

Sisi also underlined the weakness of national state institutions in some African countries over the past few years, which led to a devastation, exploited by terrorist organizations to strengthen their presence and carry out their crimes.

He added that terrorism can only be combated through a comprehensive approach that begins with a relentless war by all available means, including confronting its roots and sponsors.

The president called on the international community to firmly deal with all sides that provide political, media, military and financial support for the terrorist bodies worldwide.

The presidential spokesman noted that Sisi listened to the discussions and suggestions of the participated countries in the field of combating terrorism, and adopted the final communique issued by the PSC.

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