Sisi expresses Egypt's solidarity with France following Nice attack

Ahram Online , Friday 15 Jul 2016

Egypt says it is ready to cooperate with France to divise an inclusive strategy to combat terrorism

Police approach the driver
Police approach the driver's cab of a truck, in Nice, France, late Thursday July 14, 2016. (AP)

Egyptian president Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi expressed his country's solidarity with France a day after a major attack that killed at least 84 people in the French resort city of Nice, saying Cairo is ready to cooperate with the international community to defeat terrorism.

El-Sisi condemned Thursday's killings on France's national holiday as a "brutal, terrorist" act, and extended condolences to his French counterpart Francois Hollande and the French people.

A gunman ploughed a heavy truck into crowds celebrating France's Bastille Day in the Mediterranean city, resulting in the deaths of at least 84 revelers and wounding scores more.

El-Sisi stressed that, "Egypt's full solidarity with France and its backing to international efforts are being made to eliminate terrorism," a statement from his office reads.

The president also urged concerted international efforts to organise a "comprehensive strategy to defeat terrorism."

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