Sisi to Le Figaro – Terrorism Threat Requires Unified Front From Western, Muslim Nations

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi has said in an interview with French Le Figaro newspaper the “Jihadi threat” requires a unified front from Western and Muslim nations.

The president asserted that Daesh militant group’s extremism has nothing to do with Islam.

Similar terror groups could be seen in Nigeria, Mali, Somalia, Egypt, Yemen and Pakistan.

Even in Europe, there are extremists, Sisi said, adding that the Jihad practices have become a world catastrophe.

On Libya, Sisi asserted that Cairo would never get involved in a unilateral action in the North African country, reiterating commitment to international law and the integrity of Libya.

He said if the United Nations shows desire to intervene in Libya, Egypt will spare no effort to help.

The president said all detainees in Egypt have been jailed due to legal measures.

He said the freedom of opinion and expression is guaranteed. But he said Egypt has a law that organizes protests similar to France.

Regarding Sinai, the president said the security in Sinai has improved, thanks to the army.

On the Egyptian-French ties, President Sisi stressed the time-honored friendship between two countries, adding that he and his French counterpart President Francois Hollande share identical views regarding a number of issues.

He expressed that he is looking forward to seeing a strategic partnership between Egypt and France that includes fields other than the security issues.

Source : Egypt State Information Service