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Egypt's Sisi urges joint international action to face security threats in Middle East

The Core Group Meeting of the Munich Security Conference provides opportunity for policymakers to discuss key security issues in a focused manner

Ahram Online , Sunday 27 Oct 2019
A file photo of Egypt's president Abdel Fattah El-Sisi (Photo: Egyptian Presidency)
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Egypt's President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi has called, during a major security conference in Cairo, for joint international action to combat security threats and bring stability to the Middle East.
The Egyptian president was speaking to high-level decision makers gathering at the annual Core Group Meeting of the Munich Security Conference (MSC), where delegates discuss key issues of international security policy in a focused manner.
El-Sisi told policymakers, including foreign ministers and intelligence chiefs from a number of countries, that Egypt is working hard "to support security and stability" in the Middle East, presidency spokesman Bassam Rady said.
He stressed "the importance of strengthening joint international action to face common security risks, and finding radical solutions to the causes of instability," in the Middle East, Rady said, according to the website of Egypt's state TV.
The president said he hopes the current meetings in Cairo would discuss "constructive proposals" for dealing with current and evolving regional and international challenges.
The talks, attended by MSC chairman Wolfgang Ischinger, tackled key security challenges in the Middle East, including the crisis in Libya and Palestinian-Israeli peace efforts.
The 55th annual Munich Security Conference was held in February. Since 2009, the major international security conference has convened annual Core Group Meetings where small-scale high-level talks over pressing strategic challenges take place, with the 2018 meeting held in Minsk, Belarus. 
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