Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi speaks during a joint press conference with his French counterpart after their meeting in Cairo on January 28, 2019. French President Emmanuel Macron called for "respect for individual freedoms" during his meeting with Sisi on his first official visit to Egypt. / AFP / Ludovic MARIN
Egyptian President Abdel Fatah El Sisi Egypt's advocates a hard line against Islamist militancy and strengthening state of institutions for stability and security. AFP

Egypt, Jordan and Iraq pledge to work more closely