Eradicating terrorism requires ending financial and ideological support for terrorists, Sisi tells Riyadh summit


Ahram Online , Sunday 21 May 2017

Egyptian President Abdelfattah El-sisi during the American Islamic summit in Saudi Arabia (Photo: Al-Ahram)


Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi told the Arab Islamic American Conference in Riyadh on Sunday that eradicating terrorism means putting an end to sources of financial and ideological support for terrorists.

The president added that terrorist groups need to be targeted without prejudice.

“Egypt has been involved in a ferocious war against terrorist groups in North Sinai. We are achieving good results in eradicating terrorism while safeguarding the lives of civilians,” the president said.

El-Sisi said that that the Riyadh summit reflects “our determination to renew our partnership with all countries.”

“We understand the value of cooperation, tolerance, acceptance of the other, and the need to confront terrorism,” the president said.

El-Sisi added that efforts to fight and eradicate terrorism will not be successful without a permanent and fair solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict based on the two-state solution.

The president said that solving the Palestinian issue would bring “peace and prosperity” to the region, adding that terrorists often use the situation in Palestine as a justification for their crimes.

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