Sisi talks counter-terrorism with Iraqi FM, Sunni Diwan chief
A member loyal to the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) waves an ISIL flag in Raqqa June 29, 2014. Reuters/Stringer.
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CAIRO: Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi met Saturday with Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari and Chairperson of Iraqi Sunni Endowment Diwan Sheikh Abdel-LAttif Al Humayem on Saturday and discussed ways to face escalating terrorism in Iraq, announced Egyptian Presidential Spokesperson Alaa Youssef in a statement.

The meeting has tackled the international efforts to tackle terrorism threats posed by militant Islamic State group in Iraq. The Iraqi officials said that the IS is trying to disseminate untrue image on seizing certain Iraqi cities, said Youssef, noting that they  also praised Al-Azhar’s role in combating IS’s extremist ideology.

President Sisi has vowed his country’s support to the Iraqi government to eliminate terrorism, Youseef continued.

In April, Sisi spoke by phone with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and discussed developments in Iraq.

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