CAIRO, Oct. 4 (Xinhua) -- Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry warned Wednesday against achieving incomplete victory against terrorist groups in the region.
Shoukry's remarks came during his meeting in Cairo with Brett McGurk, the U.S. special envoy for the global coalition against the Islamic State (IS).
The Egyptian foreign minister stressed that cooperation between countries of the coalition is needed to stop financing of such group under the cover of charity activities, foreign ministry spokesman Ahmed Abu Zeid said in a press statement.
Both officials exchanged perspectives to assess anti-IS efforts in Iraq and Syria in addition to progress achieved on the ground including means to handle the phase after defeating the terrorist group, the spokesman pointed out.
Shoukry underlined that the international community should provide needed support for Iraq to help it to accomplish its mission during this crucial phase to restore stability in liberated areas and to achieve reconciliation, he added.
Talks between both sides also tackled international efforts to counter terrorism and IS terrorist group in Syria to maintain ceasefire and de-escalation zones in addition to the future track of a political process supervised by the UN, Abu Zeid revealed.
Shoukry also reviewed Egypt's efforts within the framework of the international coalition against IS and various working groups belonging to it.
He as well underlined efforts carried out by Egypt to fight extremist ideology and to expose the misleading religious discourse of terrorist groups.
For his part, the U.S. envoy expressed appreciation for Egypt's role to find settlement for the Syrian crisis as well as its efforts to support de-escalation zones agreements. Enditem