Egypt: Tillerson, Egyptian FM emphasise joint effort in fighting IS in Sinai

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Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson held a joint press conference following their meeting in Cairo's Tahrir Palace, on Monday.

As Egypt has now targeted IS Sinai affiliate militants in the Peninsula, Shoukry and Tillerson emphasised the need for a joint effort between their respective countries to eradicate the militant group with Shoukry saying, "We appreciate the US support in that campaign and we coordinate our efforts to defeat terror." Tillerson extended his condolences and appreciation towards the Egyptian government and its people calling Egypt "a very important member of the 'Defeat ISIS coalition' from the beginning."

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