CAIRO, Feb. 7 (Xinhua) -- Egypt on Tuesday praised U.S. President Donald Trump's criticism of Western media for what he described as their neglect in covering some militant terrorist attacks around the world.
"The Foreign Ministry hailed the U.S. administration's stance in this regard, highlighting Egypt's repeated calls upon the international community to adopt a comprehensive, coordinated and non-selective strategy to combat terrorism at all levels: security, political, cultural, media and others," Egyptian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ahmed Abu Zeid said in a statement.
On Monday, Trump accused news media of ignoring attacks by Islamist militants.
"It's gotten to a point where it's not even being reported," Trump told a group of U.S. troops in Florida.
"And, in many cases, the very, very dishonest press doesn't want to report it. They have their reasons, and you understand that," Trump added.
The White House released a list Monday evening of 78 attacks around the world from September 2014 to December 2016, including nine in Egypt, which it said Western media have ignored.
Abu Zeid, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry Spokesman, said a number of Western media outlets have not been reporting adequately on recent terrorist attacks, and that some of them accuse certain countries of dereliction, including Egypt.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has asserted Egypt's keenness to promote coordination with the new U.S. administration and to develop bilateral ties in different fields.
Trump, when he met Sisi in New York last September, voiced his support for Egypt's efforts in combating extremism and promised future partnership in fighting terrorism.
In January, Trump said during a call with Sisi that he is looking forward to Sisi's visit to the United States to exchange views on means of boosting bilateral ties as well as peace in the Middle East.