Merkel and Sisi discuss counter-terrorism, Merkel to visit Egypt

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Posted: Jan 13, 2017 9:24 AM

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi spoke by telephone with German Chancellor Angela Merkel to discuss cooperation in combating terrorism, his office said on Friday.

"Sisi and Merkel condemned the terrorist attacks that recently took place in Egypt and Germany, which require all peace loving nations and peoples to collaborate so as to face terrorism," the Egyptian presidency said in a statement.

They also discussed a visit by Merkel to Egypt, expected to take place in the first quarter of 2017.

(Reporting by Ahmed Aboulenein; Editing by Dominic Evans)