Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi held a meeting with the Sultan of Brunei Hassan Bolkiah on Monday in Ittihadiya Palace to discuss cultural and religious bilateral relations and reinforce cooperation in several fields, said spokesperson for the presidency Bassam Radi.
Radi added that Sisi reviewed his government’s efforts toward combating radicalism and discussed the role of religious institutions in correcting religious discourse, saying that Al-Azhar will continue spreading the tolerant values of Islam.
Sisi and Bolkiah also discussed developments in the Middle East and the Islamic World and asserted the importance of continuing coordination and joint efforts between Brunei and Egypt to maintain peace and regional security.
Bolkiah stressed that the relationship between the two nations has been strong and praised the successful efforts of the Egyptian government in combating terrorism. He also praised Egypt’s economic reform and major national projects.
The Bruneian Sultan also emphasized the importance of Egypt’s roles in stabilizing the Middle East and confronting the discourse of extremism and hatred.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm