Sisi to NAM Summit: Intensive Int'l efforts needed to fight terrorism
Sunday، 18 September 2016 - 02:02 PM
President Abdel Fattah El Sisi has called at the 17th Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Summit in Venezuela for intensive international efforts to fight and uproot terrorism.
The world must stop terrorist groups from using erroneous thought and means to spread their ideology. Their sources of finance must be dried out, he said on Saturday 17/9/2016 in a speech delivered on his behalf by Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry on the 55th anniversary of the movement's establishment.
Venezuela assumes this year the rotating NAM presidency from Iran.
Leaders from the 120-nation group have gathered on the Caribbean island of Margarita for the two-day event.
Political solutions are needed for the ongoing conflicts that terrorist groups exploit to enforce their presence and control nations, he added.
Amid all the challenges of today's world, terrorism remains the threat that does not differentiate between societies, he added.
Developing nations are confronting serious challenges as a result of the global economic and financial crisis and the wide gap between advanced and developing nations along with high poverty rates and social marginalization let alone asylum and immigration seekers and terrorism, he said.
Thus, national and regional efforts must be mobilized to confront such challenges, he added.
Amid such serious challenges, the world proceeds towards the goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, while developing nations lack the potentials needed to reach such goals, as they require technology transfer, wider share of international trade and higher influx of investments, he said.
Egypt affirms the need for promoting the mechanisms of South-South cooperation and at the same time North-South cooperation to implement sustainable development goals, Sisi added.
Turning to regional conflicts, Sisi affirmed Egypt's solid stance towards the Palestinian people and their right to establish their own independent State with Al-Quds as its capital. He lauded the NAM support for the Palestinian people and its denunciation of the Israeli occupation practices, said the Egyptian president.
Egypt stands by the Libyan people at this critical juncture in their history and reaffirms its support for the Shukhairat agreement that culminated into the national reconciliation government, he said.
Egypt also works on stemming bloodshed in Syria and calls for immediate abidance by the ceasefire to reach a peaceful solution to the crisis and achieve the aspirations of the Syrian people namely a democratic change led by the people themselves while maintaining the territorial integrity of the nation in the face of brutal forces of terrorism and an unacceptable foreign interference in the country's affairs, he said.