CAIRO: Protecting and promoting human rights and combating terrorism requires mutual cooperation, Egypt addressed Germany during a Thursday meeting in Cairo between representatives from both countries, according to a statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
During his visit to Egypt, Markus Loening, Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid expressed Germany’s keenness to keep in contact with and support Egypt in the field of human rights as well as in its fight against terrorism, Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs Hisham Badr quoted Loening as saying.
The discussions touched the recent developments in Europe and the escalation of the Islamophobia, where the Egyptian side expressed appreciation to German government’s stances that does not link between Islam and terrorism, as well as its rejection to the “hate speech” and protests that opposes Muslim communities in Europe.
The European Parliament has released a statement Thursday slamming Egypt’s human rights record and calling to release political detainees. Egypt’s foreign Ministry condemned the statement and said it contained misunderstanding and wrong information on Egypt’s status quo.