Egypt believes in importance of dialogue among world peoples: Sisi
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi meets with Mafḍal Sayf Al-Dīn, the Sultan of the Indian Bohra community, 20 June 2021. Egyptian Presidency
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi stressed Egypt's belief in the importance of dialogue among world peoples of different sects and ethnicities, citing the state's efforts to strengthen citizenship principles based on equality, peaceful coexistence and freedom of belief.
El-Sisi made the remarks during his meeting on Sunday with Mafḍal Sayf Al-Dīn, the Sultan of the Indian Bohra community, in the presence of General Intelligence Service (GIS) Chief Abbas Kamel, said Presidential Spokesman Bassam Rady.
During the meeting, President Sisi affirmed the deeply-rooted historical ties between Egypt and the Bohra sect, expressing his appreciation of Sultan Sayf Al-Dīn’s role in restoring and renewing the shrines of Aal Al-Bayt and a number of historical Egyptian mosques, the spokesman added.
From his side, the Bohra sultan praised the current approach adopted by Egypt under President El-Sisi to guarantee the freedom of worship and uphold peaceful coexistence among all sects.
Sultan Sayf Al-Dīn also paid tribute to the significant progress that Egypt has witnessed in different fields, as well as Cairo's active part in settling different regional issues, notably the Palestinian cause and the Libyan crisis.