Egypt reiterated its rejection to link terrorist acts with Islam during a meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) held on Friday and Saturday.
The two-day event was held in the Nigerien capital Niamey under the slogan “United against terrorism for peace and development.”
The OIC foreign ministers discussed a number of issues including combating terrorism, Islamophobia, the Palestinian cause and the Libyan crisis, in addition to conflicts in a number of Islamic countries.
According to a statement released by Egypt’s foreign ministry on Saturday night, the Egyptian delegation, led by Deputy Foreign Minister for African Affairs Hamdy Loza, affirmed Cairo’s support to the Sahel countries in face of terrorism, as well as efforts exerted to achieve peace and security in Libya, Yemen, and Syria.
The delegation also congratulated Sudan for signing the peace agreement with the armed groups in Juba.Last month, Sudan’s government and rebel leaders signed a landmark peace deal in the capital Juba aimed at ending the decades-long war in which hundreds of thousands died.
The signing ceremony was attended by Egypt’s Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly.