There Are Terrorist Elements in Syria Said Egypt’s President

Hakim Khatib

Hakim Khatib

Hakim Khatib studied political science of the Middle East, European Studies, journalism and linguistics. He has been lecturing at different German universities since 2011 on issues related to ideology and the interplay of power thereof in socio-political life, and religion and its relationship to contemporary politics in the regions of West Asia and North Africa, especially Egypt and Syria. He is also the editor-in-chief of the Mashreq Politics & Culture Journal (MPC Journal) since 2014 and has published over 100 articles in different languages, academic and otherwise, in a wide spectrum of on-line and printed newspapers, journals and think tanks. His current research focuses on Islam-inspired political ideologies such as Islamist extremism and Salafism, radicalisation, de-radicalisation processes in Germany as well as peace and conflict in the Middle East.
Hakim Khatib
There Are Terrorist Elements in Syria Said Egypt's President - The President of Egypt Abdulfattah Al-Sisi warned from a military intervention in Syria and called for respecting its territorial sovereignty and dealing with the flow of terrorist foreign fighters. mpcmena journal - Hakim Khatib

Al-Sisi gives an interview to a Russian newspaper. AFP photo/STR

The President of Egypt Abdulfattah Al-Sisi warned from a military intervention in Syria and called for respecting its territorial sovereignty and dealing with the flow of terrorist foreign fighters.

Al-Sisi gave an exclusive interview on Tuesday 10 February 2015 to the Russian news agency Sputnik. In the interview he stressed on a political solution to the Syrian conflict far from any military intervention.

“The solution in Syria must be political,” The Egyptian president said.

He also warned from the repercussions of dividing Syria into territories and emphasised the necessity of respecting its sovereignty and territorial integrity.

Al-Sisi also warned from the flow of foreign fighters into Syria to join terrorist groups and called for dealing with these fighters to preserve the international security.

“We should admit that there are tremendous extremist and terrorist elements in Syria,” Al-Sisi said to Sputnik news agency.

“In case of not dealing with them [the terrorist elements] or controlling the situation, these elements wouldn’t remain within Syria but they will spread outside it posing a dangerous threat for many countries,” Al-Sisi added according to SANA.

He also stressed on Egypt’s interest in refreshing its foreign relations and constructing close ties with all countries to distance itself from polarisation.

This interview comes at a time the Syrian Egyptian relations are improving. Since Al-Sisi has become a president, Egypt had a steady reading to the events in Syria.


 

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