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Nov 17, 2017

Hungary and Egypt on the same page with fighting terrorism

Hungary’s parliamentary speaker said Egypt plays an indisputable role in stabilization, handling the wave of migrants from Africa and reducing the pressure on Europe

Hungary’s parliamentary speaker has said the nation firmly supports the Egyptian government’s efforts against terrorism.

László Kövér made an official visit to Cairo this week for talks with his counterpart Ali Abdel Aal, President Sisi and Prime Minister Sherif Ismail.

Kövér said Egypt plays an indisputable role in stabilization, handling the wave of migrants from Africa and reducing the pressure on Europe.

Hungary is convinced that sustainable solutions based on cooperation are required, serving the interests of the European Union and third countries, to handle the migration crisis.

Kövér said that regular dialogue between leaders from the two countries shows that Egypt is an important political and economic partner for Hungary in the Arab world.

Hungary is determined to support all efforts that aim to stabilize Egypt’s economy, political system and social conditions, with special regard to the security of the region which is crucially important to Europe, Kövér added.

He was in agreement with Abdel Aal that international efforts are needed to resolve regional conflicts, achieve economic and social stabilization and protect human rights.

Kövér noted the dynamically developing relations between the parliaments of Hungary and Egypt in recent years which were supported by the activities of the Hungarian-Egyptian friendship chapter within the Hungarian parliament.

Hungary is ready to expand cooperation between parliamentary committees, especially in foreign affairs and the economy, he added.

Abdel Aal said Egypt would like the V4 to support Egyptian interests in the EU and help its efforts in the fight against terrorism and the protection of human rights.