Cairo, January 24, 2017.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi met with a number of current and former Heads of State and Government from Lebanon, Romania, Moldova, Bulgaria, Ecuador, Albania, Nigeria, Serbia, Ukraine, Latvia, Croatia, Jordan, Georgia as well as Bosnia and Herzegovina, who were participating in a Conference on Democratic Security in the time of extremism and violence that was organized by the Bibliotheca Alexandrina. The Egyptian President noted that combating terrorism is a joint responsibility to be shouldered by all members of the international community. He added that Egypt believes that eradicating terrorism requires a comprehensive strategy that encompasses security and military aspects as well as refuting the ideology on which it is based. This is in addition to promoting democracy and rectifying the religious discourse so as to reinforce coexistence and respect of the other. The meeting touched on the latest regional and international developments. The attendees expressed their appreciation for Egypt’s key role in the Middle East as well as its efforts aimed at enhancing stability and development in the region.