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Uganda FM condemns terrorism against Egypt in meeting with Sisi

Uganda's FM Okello is on a Middle East tour that aims to bolster cooperation with Arab states, with other stops to include the UAE and Oman

Ahram Online , Wednesday 15 Jun 2016
Uganda FM in meeting with Sisi (Al-Ahram)
Uganda FM in meeting with Sisi and Egyptian FM Shoukry. 14 June, 2016. (Al-Ahram)
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Ugandan foreign minister Henry Oryem Okello condemned Wednesday all forms of violence and terrorism against Egypt in a meeting with president Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi.

The Ugandan foreign minister also commended the Egyptian army's efforts to combat terrorism in North Sinai and Egypt’s efforts to bring peace to the Libya and the Middle East as a whole.

El-Sisi asserted Egypt's keeness on cooperation with other African nations, adding that the country aims to develop and maintain its relationship with all its African brothers, especially as the continent is currently facing many challenges.

The duo also discussed African development and mutual interests in the region.

Also in attendance during the meeting was Egypt's foreign affairs minister Sameh Shoukry.

During his multiple-day visit, Okello is also scheduled to meet with other top Egyptian government officials to discuss means of boosting cooperation between the two countries in several fields.

Egypt provided a $22.4 million grant to support Ugandan water projects over the past 16 years.

Okello is on a Middle East tour that aims to bolster cooperation with Arab states, with other stops to include the UAE and Oman.

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