President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi stressed on Tuesday that the settlement of the Palestinian-Israeli dispute under the international legislations and guaranteeing the rights of the Palestinian people could open new horizons for development and stability, and undermine terrorist ideologies.
During his meeting with Ronald Lauder, the president of the World Jewish Congress (WJC), in Cairo, Al-Sisi said that one of Egypt’s foreign policy constants is to positively interact with all countries, regionally and internationally.
Al-Sisi said that this is under basis of exchanged respect, not intervening in interior affairs, and achieving mutual interest.
The president also pointed out the strategic relations between Egypt and the US and its importance amid the recent updates in the Middle East.
He further added that Egypt’s efforts in dealing with the different crises in the region aim to reach a political settlement for these crises.
Egypt also works on supporting the national institutions for countries to counter terrorist organisations which aim to undermine the national state and spread chaos. Al-Sisi said that fighting these terrorist groups requires more cooperation between Egypt and the US.
For his part, Lauder stressed the strength of Egypt-US relations, expressing his appreciation for Egypt’s role as a cornerstone in maintaining security and stability in the Middle East.
Lauder also mentioned Egypt’s efforts in fighting terrorism and reaching solutions for the different crises in the Middle East, as well as its successful economic reform programme.
Meanwhile, the president met also with Kenneth F McKenzie, the leader of the US Central Command, and stressed the importance of the relations between Cairo and Washington particularly in military cooperation.
The meeting discussed the outcomes of the last meeting of the mutual committee for military cooperation, as well as the latest regional updates.