Malaysian PM praises Egypt’s role in combatting extremism in call with Sisi

Ahram Online , Monday 27 Feb 2023

During a video call with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi on Monday, Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim praised Egypt’s important role in combatting extremism, the Egyptian presidency said.

Ibrahim, Sisi
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim. Al-Ahram


According to the presidency statement, the two sides stressed the importance of continuing coordination and consultation in international forums, to deal with various issues, including combatting terrorism and extremism at all levels, including intellectual and cultural levels.

The Malaysian prime minister praised Egypt's important role in this context, pointing to the great value of Al-Azhar and moderate Islamic institutions in Egypt, the presidency added.

El-Sisi and Ibrahim also discussed increasing joint investments in energy, telecommunications, information technology and car manufacturing as well as other fields that contribute to maximising the use of the comparative advantages of each country in order to achieve economic integration and comprehensive development.

The two also exchanged views about regional and international issues of common interest and ways to achieve security and stability in the Middle East as well as on an international level in light of ongoing challenges.

The volume of trade exchange between Egypt and Malaysia reached about $1 billion in 2021, recording an 80 percent increase compared to 2020, according to previous statements of the Egyptian foreign ministry.

According to Malaysian officials, Egypt remained Malaysia’s largest trading partner in the North Africa region and has been among Malaysia’s top six largest trading partners in Africa in 2021.

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