New Egypt president calls terrorism fight 'top priority'

Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the new president of Egypt, said in his first speech to the nation that he will focus on fighting terrorism in the "coming phase".

Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the new president of Egypt, sees the fight against terrorism as his top priority
Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the new president of Egypt, sees the fight against terrorism as his top priority Credit: AA / TT/TT News Agency/Press Association Images

"Defeating terrorism and achieving security is the top priority in our coming phase," Sisi said, just hours after being sworn in, referring to his Islamist opponents.

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