Egyptian president calls for int'l action to counter security threats

Source: Xinhua| 2019-10-28 03:26:50|Editor: Mu Xuequan
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CAIRO, Oct. 27 (Xinhua) -- Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi on Sunday called for joint international action to combat security threats and bring stability to the Middle East.

The Egyptian president was speaking to high-level decision makers gathering at the annual Core Group Meeting of the Munich Security Conference (MSC), where delegates discuss key issues of international security policy in a focused manner, according to official Ahram Online news website.

Sisi told policymakers, including foreign ministers and intelligence chiefs from a number of countries, Egypt is working hard "to support security and stability" in the Middle East, Ahram Online quoted presidency spokesman Bassam Rady as saying.

He stressed "the importance of strengthening joint international action to face common security risks, and finding radical solutions to the causes of instability" in the Middle East, Rady said.

Sisi said he hopes the current meetings in Cairo would discuss "constructive proposals" for dealing with current and evolving regional and international challenges.

The talks, attended by MSC chairman Wolfgang Ischinger, tackled key security challenges in the Middle East, including the crisis in Libya and Palestinian-Israeli peace efforts.

The MSC is the world's leading forum for debating international security policy. It is a venue for diplomatic initiatives to address the world's most pressing security concerns.