Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El Sisi received earlier today Thursday a delegation comprising leaders of the American evangelical community, on the sidelines of the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA74), according to presidency spokesman ambassador Bassam Radi.
At the outset of the meeting, Sisi affirmed Egypt’s keenness to uphold the principles of citizenship, equality, and non-discrimination among citizens on any religious, sectarian or other bases, as well as consolidating the culture of pluralism and acceptance of the other.
Moreover, the Egyptian President underlined the significance of strategic cooperation relations between Egypt and the United States (US), stressing Egypt’s keenness to strengthen bridges of communication and understanding with various sectors of American society to overcome the challenges facing the two countries.
On the other hand, American evangelical community leaders expressed their deep appreciation to Egypt and Sisi, praising the Egyptian state’s efforts in establishing the foundations of stability and moderation in the Middle East.
Additionally, they asserted their full solidarity with Egypt in the face of terrorism. In this regard, Sisi stressed that Egypt stands at the front lines of combating terrorism and extremist ideology, while at the same time undertaking radical economic reforms to meet the aspirations of its citizens.
“Tackling terrorism requires collective action and the adoption of a strategy at the international level to uproot it,” Egypt’s head of state said.
Moreover, American evangelical community leaders hailed the positive steps witnessed by Egypt in achieving development as well as the successful implementation of the economic reform program.