Sisi, Russia's intelligence chief discuss Egypt's anti-terrorism efforts
Wednesday، 14 February 2018 - 11:35 AM
President Abdel Fattah El Sisi met on Tuesday 13/2/2018 with head of Russia’s Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) Sergei Naryshkin in the presence of the acting chief of the Egyptian intelligence service.
Naryshkin conveyed the greetings of Russian President Vladimir Putin to President Sisi and asserted Moscow’s deep appreciation for Cairo’s role as a pillar of stability and peace in the Middle East, presidential spokesman Bassam Rady said in a statement.
The Russian official also pointed out the importance of Egypt-Russia security cooperation at a time when terrorism represents a major challenge for the region and the world.
Meanwhile, President Sisi hailed as distinctive relations between Egypt and Russia, affirming Cairo’s keenness to boost them, the spokesman said.
Sisi also reviewed Egypt’s efforts to comprehensively confront terrorism. On that score, the president said eradicating terrorism requires rallying the international community efforts and drying out terrorism resources at the security, military, political and intellectual levels.
The meeting also touched on means of bolstering bilateral security cooperation as well as the current crises sweeping the Middle East, with Sisi and Naryshkin exchanging viewpoints on ways to resolve them, the spokesman added.