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Egypt's Sisi approves security agreement with Germany on combating terrorism, human trafficking

The agreement was signed July 2016 between Egyptian Interior Minister Magdy Abdel Ghaffar and his German counterpart

Ahram Online , Saturday 7 Oct 2017
A file photo of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the World Economic Forum in Davos in 2015. (Photo: Reuters)
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Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi approved Saturday a security cooperation agreement with Germany aimed at combating terrorism as well as other crimes.

Issued in the official gazette, the agreement solidifies cooperation between the two countries in all categories of crime, including human trafficking, drugs and weapons smuggling, and money laundering.

The agreement was signed July 2016 between Egyptian Interior Minister Magdy Abdel Ghaffar and his German counterpart Thomas de Maizière in Berlin.

The agreement includes also the exchange of information, technical training and expertise between Egypt and Germany.

It was signed after the Egyptian interior minister's visit to the German capital, where he held talks with German officials.

Germany and Egypt have been boosting economic and political ties over the past few years, with Egypt repeatedly stressing its appreciation for Germany's support on economic and security issues.

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