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US supports Egypt's war against terrorism: Tillerson

IANS  |  Cairo 

US of State Tillerson said on Monday that his country will support in its war against terrorism.

"The Egyptian people should be confident that the US commitment to continue to support in fight against terrorism and bringing security to Egyptian people is steadfast," quoted Tillerson as saying in during a press conference with his Egyptian counterpart

"We agreed we would continue our close cooperation on counterterrorism measures," Tillerson said.

Tillerson's visit came as was carrying out a nationwide anti-terror military operation that aimed to uproot terrorist groups who killed hundreds of Egyptians in the past few years.

Tillerson had launched on Sunday a regional trip to visit Jordan, Turkey, Lebanon, Egypt and

His trip comes amid regional discontent of the US administration's decision to recognise the disputed city of as the capital of

It is Tillerson's first visit to Egypt where discussed with Egyptian officials the ongoing US-Egypt partnership.

On the peace process, the US of State said his country remains committed to achieving lasting peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians.



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First Published: Tue, February 13 2018. 02:20 IST