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Egypt, Kenya keen on fighting extremism, terrorism

Friday، 07 February 2020 - 01:59 PM

Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry reiterated on Thursday 06/02/2020 Egypt's keenness on backing Kenya in the face of terrorism and extremism.

During a meeting with his Kenyan counterpart Raychelle Omamo, Shoukry lauded relations between Egypt and Kenya, saying they witnessed remarkable development since President Abdel Fattah El Sisi's visit to Kenya in 2017 and the successful visit of the speaker of the Kenyan National Assembly to Egypt in 2020.

The meeting was held on the sidelines of 36th session of the executive council of the African Union in Addis Ababa.

Shoukry said Egypt is keen on boosting Kenya's development efforts in the health, housing, manufacturing and food security domains, spokesman for the Foreign Ministry Ahmed Hafez said.

He reiterated Egypt's keenness on boosting economic cooperation with Kenya in light of the great importance it attaches to achieving inter-African economic integration.

Kenya is Egypt's largest African trade partner, he said.

Talks between the two ministers also covered efforts to boost peace and security in Africa.

MENA

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