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Arabs should work together to counter terrorism, interference in domestic affairs: Egypt's PM Ismail

In a speech addressing the Arab League summit in Mauritania, Egypt’s PM Sherif Ismail spoke about regional crises on behalf of President El-Sisi

Monday 25 Jul 2016
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Arabs should work together to overcome intra-group conflicts and bolster Arabic unity to defeat terrorism and international interference in Arab domestic affairs, Egypt’s PM Sherif Ismail said in a speech on behalf of President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi in Mauritania’s capital Nouakchott.

In his speech to Arab League leaders, Ismail said that it was mandatory that “our Arab brothers” work together to combat such challenges.

Ismail, who was mandated by El-Sisi to attend the 27th summit, presented Egypt’s vision during its chair of 2015’s summit in Sharm El-Sheikh.

“Egypt has worked in a frame during its chair of the summit to push forward with solutions to the Arab crisis through mobilising support for it in a way that accomplishes national interests for our Arab nation with diplomatic approaches and the use of its balanced relations with different and influential international parties, especially its membership in the UN’s Security Council,” Ismail said.

He pointed out the responsibilities given to Egypt during its chair of the summit, where he said they didn’t spare any effort to defend Arab interests within the agreements and decisions from the 26th Arab League summit.

Ismail also spoke about conditions in Syria and Libya, where he said that the crisis taking place in the two countries could only be settled through political solutions that reserve the nations’ blood and state entity.  

 

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