Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi called for formulating a clear African strategy to eliminate terrorism and dry up its financing sources.
Egyptian Prime Minister Moustafa Mabdouli delivered a speech on behalf of Sisi via videoconference during the African Union's Executive Council meeting.
President of Congo Felix Tshisekedi currently chairs the AU. The meeting addressed several issues of the African continent.
Sisi expressed Egypt's appreciation for the efforts of Congo, led by President Tshisekedi, to advance the interests of the African continent.
The Egyptian Cabinet issued a statement affirming that the President reviewed Egypt's position on peace and security in the African continent, calling for the formulation of a clear African strategy to eliminate the threat of extremism and terrorism and dry up its sources.
Sisi highlighted Egypt's endeavor to assist the African countries by intensifying training courses for their people, combating terrorism, and participating in UN peacekeeping missions through the Sahel and Sahara Counter-terrorism Centre in Cairo, Madbouli said.
President Sisi also affirmed "Egypt's readiness to provide more support at the bilateral level or through the AU mechanisms," Madbouli continued, adding that Cairo aims to contribute to the efforts of overcoming the challenges facing the African continent and achieve the goals and aspirations of the peoples towards a better future.
Tshisekedi thanked Sisi for Egypt's readiness to enhance the capabilities of various African countries, mainly through training courses in the field of combating terrorism.