Egypt, Tunisia unite to ‘combat terrorism’
Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi (R) meets with his Tunisian counterpart Beji Caid Essebsi at the presidential palace in Cairo on October 4, 2015. (AFP/Khaled Desouki)
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President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Tunisian president Beji Caid Essebsi agreed Sunday to unify efforts to address “terrorism”.
In a joint press conference in Cairo, Sisi said that Egypt will coordinate with Tunisia “to combat terrorism” and expressed his support for the procedures taken by the Tunisian government to preserve the country's security.
Essebsi arrived in Egypt on Sunday and met with his Egyptian counterpart as well as Arab League Secretary General Nabil al-Araby.
The two leaders discussed bilateral relations and regional issues including the situation in the Palestinian territories, Libya and Syria.
Egypt and Tunisia condemned the “unacceptable” escalation in al-Aqsa mosque.
Both countries also expressed their aspirations for Libyan parties to accept the UN sponsored agreement to bring together Libya's warring factions.
On Syria, the two presidents agreed on the importance of working towards a political settlement to maintain the unity and peace of Syria.
Sisi praised the results of the 15th session of Egyptian-Tunisian joint high committee meeting which was held in September, in which Former Prime Minister Ibrahim Mehleb's cabinet signed 16 memoranda of understanding and protocols.
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