Egypt, Germany sign security cooperation agreement on terrorism, illegal immigration

Ahram Online , Tuesday 12 Jul 2016

Egyptian ambassador to Germany says cooperation between the two countries is unprecedented in the history of Cairo-Berlin relations

Egyptian minister of interior Magdy Abdel Ghafar signed a security cooperation agreement with his German counterpart Thomas de Maizière in Berlin, the Egyptian ministry of interior announced Tuesday.

The Egyptian interior ministry noted that the two governments signed the agreement that solidifies cooperation in preventing all types of crimes, including terrorism and corruption, as well reinforcing airport security and stemming illegal immigration.

The agreement includes also the exchange of information, technical training and expertise between Egypt and Germany.

The Egyptian interior minister arrived in Berlin Sunday in a short visit to hold talks with German officials. He returned to Cairo late Monday.

In statements to state-owned MENA, Egypt's ambassador to Berlin Badr Abdel Atty noted that Abdel Ghafar's visit came after the visit of his German counterpart de Maizière to Egypt in March, adding that cooperation agreement between the two ministries was unprecedented in the history of Cairo-Berlin relations.  

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