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Egyptian FM coordinates anti-terrorism efforts with Japanese counterpart

Nov 30, 2015 Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry recently met with his Japanese counterpart in Tokyo to discuss ways to coordinate efforts in the fight against militancy.

During the two-day visit, Shoukry also sat down with Japanese Parliamentary head Tadamori Oshima to discuss Egypt’s political road map.

While addressing the media, Shoukry said:

 “The stability that Egypt is succeeding in now, among the turbulence that we are seeing in the Middle East, makes it important that Egypt’s international partners continue to help to maintain the stability in Egypt and beyond to other countries in the region,”

At a time of heightened security concerns in the Middle East and North Africa, Japanese Foreign Minister, Fumio Kishida went on to underline Egypt’s role in restoring regional stability.

“Egypt is at the forefront of countries facing terrorism either on its soil and in the region and needs to coordinate closely with its global partners, among them, Japan to beat this phenomenon (terrorism) and end it…There are various issues in the Middle East, and the role of Egypt, which is a pillar of the regional stability, have become more important than ever before,”

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