In phone calls with Tunisia's, Kuwait's leaders, Egypt's president condemns terrorism

Ahram Online , Friday 26 Jun 2015

On Friday an armed man attacked a beach resort in Tunisia, killing at least 27 people, while in Kuwait, the Islamic State group claimed responsibility for an attack on a Shia mosque killing at least 25

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi attends a military ceremony in the courtyard of the Invalides in Paris, November 26, 2014. (Photo: Reuters)

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi stressed in a phone call to the emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabahand and to Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi the necessity of combating extremism following terrorist attacks that killed dozens in their countries on Friday, Al-Ahram Arabic news website reported.  

El-Sisi condemned the terrorist attacks that killed 25 people in a suicide bombing targeting a Shia Muslim mosque in Kuwait and the other attack that killed at least 27 people, including foreigners, in a mass shooting at a Tunisian beach resort.

The Egyptian president condemned all forms of violence and terrorism including that which targets economic interests with the ambition of destabilising the Arab region.

He also extended his condolences to the leaders of the two countries for the people who died in the attacks.

Earlier, Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry condemned as “vile” three separate militant attacks in Tunisia, Kuwait and France on Friday that killed dozens of people.

Spokesperson to the Egyptian presidency Alaa Youssef said in a statement that Egypt will make all the necessary efforts to combat "terrorism and extremism" that have not only threatened the security of Tunisia and Kuwait but also of the whole region. 

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