Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi discussed boosting security and intelligence cooperation between Egypt and the United Kingdom in his meeting in Cairo with Chief of the British Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) Richard Moore, the Egyptian presidency said.
According to the Egyptian presidency's statement on the meeting, the two discussed enhancing intelligence cooperation on various issues, especially the spread of terrorism and extremism regionally and internationally.
El-Sisi said that addressing these issues requires a comprehensive approach to isolate radical ideologies as well as upholding the values of citizenship, moderation and dialogue, in parallel with strengthening and supporting development and restoring and strengthening state institutions in the region to achieve security and stability.
El-Sisi and Moore also exchanged views concerning developments in a number of regional issues including the crisis in Libya, where Egypt supports political solutions, respecting the sovereignty and unity of Libya’s territories as well as committing to a ceasefire in the war-torn country.
From his side, the British official praised the Egyptian efforts to stabilise the situation in Libya in accordance with its declared positions and the lines it has drawn, which have decisively helped in making progress towards restoring stability and security in the country.