Egypt’s Sisi briefed on latest in Minya attack investigations, airstrikes on terrorist bases in Libya

Ahram Online , Tuesday 30 May 2017

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Egypt’s prime minister and the ministers of defence and interior briefed President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi on Tuesday on the latest updates in the investigatios into the Friday attack in Minya that left 30 Coptic Christians dead, as well as the subsequent airstrikes on terrorist bases in Libya that authorities say were involved in the attack, state news agency MENA reported.

During the meeting, El-Sisi stressed the importance of combating any threat to the stability of the country, whether domestic or international.

Interior Minister Magdy Abdel-Ghaffar presented El-Sisi with a report on the investigations into the Minya attack, as well as the steps taken to apprehend the assailants.

The meeting was also attended by the Central Bank of Egypt’s governor as well as the ministers of foreign affairs, justice, finance, trade, and agriculture.

A number of other issues were also discussed during the meeting, including providing citizens with basic goods at affordable prices and the ongoing efforts to reclaim state land acquired illegally by private investors and others.

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