Egypt, Jordan discuss cooperation on fight against terror

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi met King Abdullah II of Jordan on Thursday as the two held a “closed session” in which they discussed concerted efforts in the “fight against terrorism”, a presidential statement said on Thursday.
The statement added that military and security cooperation between the two states has been “deepening” and that both will be developing a “common framework” from which to address regional challenges.
The two also discussed the importance of “supporting Libya’s institutions and its national army”.
On 3 February, the self-proclaimed “Islamic State” (IS) killed Jordanian pilot Muath Al-Kasasbeh.
On 14 February, the Libyan parliament confirmed the execution of 20 Egyptians at the hands of IS. Egypt later initiated airstrikes, allegedly against IS, in Libya.
Jordan and Egypt are both part of a US led coalition against IS.

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