Egyptian President, Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, has stressed the need for concerted efforts to promote the values of co-existence and tolerance among religions, extend bridges of understanding and fraternity, and not to insult religious symbols, expressing categorical rejection of terrorist acts in all their forms, or linking any religion to acts of violence and extremism.

 

He was speaking as he received here today French Foreign Minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian, in the presence of his Egyptian counterpart, Sameh Shoukry.

 

Egypt’s Presidential Spokesperson, Bassam Rady, stated that “the meeting tackled various topics, including joint cooperation within the framework of the strategic bilateral relations between the two countries, as well as reviewing ways to enhance efforts to confront the escalation of extremism and hatred in light of the recent tension between the Islamic world and Europe.”

 

The French Foreign Minister underlined his country’s respect for and appreciation of all religions, their principles and values, and its keenness to strengthen cooperation and consultation with Egypt to combat the phenomenon of intolerance and extremist ideology that is spreading, the spokesperson said.

 

He added that the meeting also touched upon the latest developments in Libya, as well as regional issues of mutual concern, particularly the East Mediterranean and Syria.

 

 

Source: Bahrain News Agency

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Egyptian President, Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, has stressed the need for concerted efforts to promote the values of co-existence and tolerance among religions, extend bridges of understanding and fraternity, and not to insult religious symbols, expressing categorical rejection of terrorist acts in all their forms, or linking any religion to...