Written by : Tarek Sakr
President of the Council of the Eastern Churches of the Holy See and the Special Representative of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI met on Sunday with Cardinal Leonardo Sanderi , Chairman of the Council of the Eastern Churches in Vatican City. The meeting was attended by the Ambassador of the Holy See in Cairo and Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri. The President asked to convey his greetings to His Holiness Pope Francis , who has the respect and appreciation of the Egyptian people , while Cardinal Leonardo stressed his appreciation to Egypt and conveyed the greetings of His Holiness Pope Francis to the Sisi. President of the Sisi that Egypt and the Vatican have a wide area of cooperation in the consolidation of the principles of moderation and rejection of extremist ideology and violence , President also stressed the continuation of Egypt to reaffirm the principle of freedom of belief enjoyed by citizens , pointing out that the current approach to the State is based on the establishment The values of freedom of worship and coexistence , and that this culture will be spread by the nature of the situation in the region after it actually began in Egypt, and the President referred to the positive developments in relations between Egypt and the Vatican in the recent period, especially after the visit Yeh Pope Francis for Egypt for 2017 …. As President Sisi received yesterday Kenyan Foreign Minister Monica Joma ,, where President Sisi affirmed Egypt’s keenness on strengthening bilateral relations with Kenya , especially in the fields of investment and trade.