CAIRO: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi met Sunday evening with King Abdullah II of Jordan at the Cairo International Airport during the monarch’s brief visit to Egypt.
The two leaders discussed bilateral issues, according to Egyptian presidential spokesperson Alaa Youssef in a statement. The meeting was followed by an expanded session between the delegations of the two states, Youssef added.
Both leaders highlighted the needs for global efforts to fight terrorism and the importance of correcting the image of Islam as a faith that denounces violence and extremism, he noted.
They emphasized the significant role of Al-Azhar as a beacon of moderate Islamic thought, and its contributions to effectively correct misconceptions about Islam, Youssef added.
Concerning regional issues, the two leaders discussed the Syrian Civil War and Palestine.
“The two sides stressed the need to preserve the unity and integrity of Syrian territory and to prevent an expansion of violent acts and terrorism to Syria’s neighbors. The Palestinian issue also accounted for a significant portion of the talks, which tackled the latest developments in light of the results of the Arab League ministerial meeting,” the spokesperson said.