CAIRO: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi will meet with Jordanian Monarch King Abdullah II Thursday to discuss the regional and the international issues of the mutual concerns, said the Egyptian Presidential spokesperson Alaa Youssef in a statement.
In a brief visit in December to Egypt lasted for few hours, Sisi met with King Abdullah II at the Cairo International Airport The two leaders discussed bilateral issues. The meeting was followed by an expanded session between the delegations of the two states.
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.
The Islamic State group (IS) killed Egyptian and Jordanian nationals in February, pushing both countries to move militarily against the militants in Syria and Libya.
Jordanian pilot Moaz al-Kaseasbeh was burned alive by the group in Syria over Jordanian participation in the U.S.–led military alliance strikes on alleged IS havens in Syria and Iraq.
On Feb. 15, a video was released showing the mass beheading of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians by a Libyan branch of the Islamic State group, that said the killings were in revenge for the alleged torture of Egyptian women who had converted to Islam during the Mubarak regime.