Terrorist use of social media should be fought, Sisi tells Kuwaiti minister

Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi stressed on Wednesday to Kuwait’s Justice Minister Yacoub Abdel Mohsen Al Sanea the importance of countering terrorists’ use of social media and electronic websites to promote extremist ideas and attract new members.

Presidency spokesman Alaa Youssef said in a statement that al-Sisi expressed during his meeting in Cairo with Al Sanea – who also holds the position of Minister of Religious Endowments and Islamic Affairs — the need to pay attention to extremists’ use of social media in regional and international frameworks.

The statement also emphasised the necessity of boosting Arab cooperation to tackle the current challenges facing Egypt, as well as pointing out the significance of the works of the Arab Justice Ministers Council to promote the groundwork of judicial coordination and an Arab legal framework to combat terrorism.

The meeting, which was also attended by Egypt’s Justice Minister Mohamed Hossam Abdel-Rahim, also broached issues that will be discussed in the Arab Justice Ministers’ meeting at the Arab League headquarters.

The issues discussed also included the implementation of anti-terrorism measures and the drying out terrorism funding, as well as the need to elevate Arab judicial cooperation in the fields of combating organised crime and human trafficking.

Al Sanea reiterated the Gulf country’s stance towards Egypt, saying Cairo is a resource of stability and security for Kuwait.

Egypt and Kuwait conducted joint air force training between 10 April and 25 April at Ahmed Al-Jaber air force base in Kuwait.

The training included “planning and managing joint combat between the Egyptian and Kuwaiti air forces” as well as joint defence and attack exercises by combat aircraft from both sides.

source: Ahram Online