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Sisi: Egypt fights terrorism in Sinai and along borders with Libya

CAIRO – 11 December 2019: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi highlighted Egypt’s war against terrorism including the fight in Sinai as well as along the western borders with Libya, and affirmed the need to reach a “peaceful” political solution to the Libyan crisis.
During his speech on Wednesday at the Aswan Forum for Sustainable Peace and Development in Africa held in Egypt, Sisi affirmed the need for the African nations to respond collectively against terrorism.
Concerning the Libyan crisis, Sisi said that hopefully, a “peaceful” political solution would be reached in Libya within few months, adding that the source of terrorism would be dramatically ended.
Sisi opened Wednesday the Aswan Forum for Sustainable Peace and Development in Africa, the first to be held in the Upper Egyptian city of Aswan, the capital of African youth.
A number of African heads of state and government, as well as officials, are taking part in the event meant to open new channels toward achieving peace and sustainable development in the continent.
Attending the inauguration of the forum were Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli and Speaker of the House of Representatives Aly Abdel Aal.
The two-day forum comes upon an initiative by President Sisi immediately after assuming the chairmanship of the African Union.