France's Macron calls Sisi after Friday's North Sinai mosque attack

Ahram Online , Saturday 25 Nov 2017

After receiving condolences, President El-Sisi expressed appreciation for France's support, underlining the need for international efforts to combat terrorism

Sisi and Macron
Egypt's President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi and France's President Emmanuel Macron (Photo:Ahram Online)

French President Emmanuel Macron offered his condolences to the Egyptian people over the deadly North Sinai mosque attack in a phone call to Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi Friday evening, Egypt's MENA news agency announced.

According to the state-owned agency, Macron expressed his country's full solidarity and support with Egypt in its fight against terrorism.

For his part, President El-Sisi expressed appreciation for President Macron's support, underlining the importance of strengthening international efforts to fight terrorism.

On Friday afternoon, at least 305 people were killed and 128 others injured in one of the deadliest terrorist attacks in Egypt at Al-Rawdah Mosque in Al-Rawdah village, North Sinai.

Egyptian armed forces declared late Friday that air forces launched strikes in North Sinai, killing a number of terrorists behind the attack.

No group has thus far claimed the responsibility for the mosque attack.

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