Egypt keen on combating illegal immigration: president

2021-03-31 14:56:38 GMT2021-03-31 22:56:38(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

CAIRO, March 31 (Xinhua) -- Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi stressed on Wednesday Egypt's keenness for combating the illegal immigration and their transfer via the Mediterranean Sea, according to a presidency statement.

In a meeting with the visiting Croatian Foreign Minister Gordan Grlic Radman, Sisi stressed the importance of tackling the immigration issues in light of joint responsibility, Bassam Rady, spokesperson of the presidency said in the statement.

"Egypt hosts nearly six million residents from different Arab and African countries who work and enjoy the basic rights," Rady added.

Radman hailed Egypt's efforts in preserving regional security and stability, stressing his country's desire to continue work with Egypt at different levels to face the Mediterranean countries' challenges.

The bilateral talks touched upon means of promoting trade, investment and economic relations and the developments of several regional issues, especially the Libyan crisis.

Both sides affirmed the necessity of boosting the ongoing political path that aimed at preserving Libya's national institutions until running the elections by end of the year. Enditem