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Korea, Egypt agree to jointly fight terrorism

The foreign ministers of South Korea and Egypt agreed Tuesday to work together to combat the growing threat of terrorism in the world, the Foreign Ministry said.

Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se and his Egyptian counterpart, Sameh Shoukry, held talks on a wide range of issues, including bilateral ties, regional issues and cooperation on the global stage, the ministry said in a press release.

Citing the Nov. 13 Paris terrorist attacks, Shoukry said the international community must work together to fight terrorism.

Yun noted Egypt's efforts to bring political stability to the Middle East and condemned the recent terrorist acts by ISIL and other extremist groups. He also pledged South Korea's commitment to ongoing international efforts to root out terrorism.

The meeting came as the two countries mark the 20th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic ties.

The ministers agreed to strengthen economic cooperation in areas such as infrastructure and energy as well as broaden their scope of cooperation to development, culture and global affairs, the ministry said. (Yonhap)