Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi hailed the role of the Committee of Intelligence and Security Services of Africa (CISSA), in combating various threats facing the African continent including cross-border terrorism.
Terrorism fragments societies and disturbs development measures while promoting hatred, Al-Sisi stressed.
The Egyptian President’s remarks came during his speech at the opening session of the 17th Conference of CISSA, which is currently hosted and headed by Egypt, from 12 to 13 December.
He called for intensifying coordination between all concerned continental mechanisms, including CISSA to dry up the sources of terrorism.
He added that Egypt, during its current chairmanship of CISSA Conference, aims to achieve security integration in Africa and raise security capabilities to help overcome threats facing the continent.
Moreover, Al-Sisi asserted the need to pay attention to other security challenges in the continent, including illegal immigration, unemployment, cybersecurity, and organized crime. He noted that the multilateral security system under the umbrella of the CISSA will help achieve regional and international security.
The President also affirmed the pivotal role played by the CISSA and all African security agencies to combat the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, which has become an escalating threat to security and stability in all African countries.