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Egypt’s FM، German Defense Minister express concern over security threats in Eastern Mediterranean

Saturday 17/February/2018 - 12:44 PM
Sada El Balad
Sada ElBalad- Basant Ahmed
Egypt’s foreign minister Sameh Shoukry met on Saturday German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen on the sidelines of The 54th Munich Security Conference.

The two ministers hailed the strong relations between the two countries especially in the field of security and military cooperation.

During the meeting، Shoukry pointed out to Egypt's efforts in the fight against terrorism. The Foreign Minister also discussed the developments of Sinai 2018 operation carried out by the Egyptian armed forces to uproot terrorism.

The talks touched on the growing security threats in the eastern Mediterranean region، where the two ministers expressed concern about the escalation of tension in the region.

Egypt takes part in The 54th Munich Security Conference that kicked off on Friday. The conference will last until February 18.

The conference agenda for the MSC 2018 will focus in particular on the future role of the European Union as a global actor and its relations with Russia as well as the United States. In addition، the growing threat to the liberal international order، the numerous conflicts in the Middle East – especially the deteriorating relations between the Gulf States – and political developments in the Sahel region will be discussed. Moreover، arms control issues will be a point of emphasis، in particular the tensions over North Korea’s nuclear weapons program، APA reported.

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