Egypt all praise for Pakistan’s role in war against terror

Egypt all praise for Pakistan’s role in war against terror
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Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa is in Egypt on an official visit. He was recieved by the military’s top brass who he later held meetings with. (Photo courtesy: ISPR)
Egypt all praise for Pakistan’s role in war against terror
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Pakistan army’s top commander discusses issues of mutual interest with his Egyptian Counterpart, General Mohamed Zako. (Photo courtesy: ISPR)
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Pakistan and Egypt’s military commanders agreed to increase bilateral cooperation in multiple fields including through joint ventures, defense production, and training. (Photo courtesy: ISPR)
Updated 18 December 2018

Egypt all praise for Pakistan’s role in war against terror

Egypt all praise for Pakistan’s role in war against terror
  • Lauds country’s efforts in combating militancy during Army Chief’s visit
  • General Bajwa also met with Grand Sheikh of Al-Azhar

ISLAMABAD: Commending Islamabad for its role in the war against terror, Egypt on Tuesday appreciated the efforts of Pakistan’s army in comments made to its top commander, General Qamar Javed Bajwa who is on an official visit to the country, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement.
During the meeting with General Mohamed Zaki, Commander in Chief of the Egyptian Armed Forces and the Minister of Defense and Military Production, General Bajwa discussed ways to enhance bilateral cooperation between the two countries in various fields. The meeting was also attended by Lt. Gen. Mohamed Farid Hegazy, Chief of Staff of the Egyptian Armed Forces.
“Both sides agreed to increase bilateral cooperation in multiple fields including joint ventures, defense production, training, and intelligence,” the statement read on Monday, adding that the two “also agreed to improve cooperation for regional peace and stability”.
General Bajwa also met Sheikh Ahmed Al-Tayeb, Grand Sheikh of Al-Azhar who lauded the efforts of Pakistan’s army in eliminating the scourge of terrorism from the country, the statement read.
Al-Tayeb appreciated the issuance of the ‘Paigham-e-Pakistan’ – a fatwa or religious decree issued by religious scholars representing all schools of thoughts in Pakistan and pertaining to matters arising from extremism. In January this year, the fatwa was signed by 1,829 clerics who declared all forms of terrorism as un-Islamic.
“He added that Islam is a religion of moderation and a complete code of conduct, which must not be linked with terrorism/extremism in the global community,” the statement read.
General Bajwa also emphasized “the need to harness Muslim youth toward enlightenment, technological advancement, moderation, and harmony”.
In February this year, at the invitation of Pakistan’s Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony, Egypt’s Grand Mufti, Sheikh Shawki Ibrahim Abdel-Karim Allam had visited Islamabad and endorsed the fatwa.