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Egypt and Germany sign security cooperation agreements

Egyptian police forces [file photo]
Egyptian police forces stand guard outside a court [File photo]

Egypt and Germany have signed a number of security cooperation agreements to address a number of areas, including illegal immigration, counter-terrorism and securing airports, the Egyptian interior ministry announced in a statement on Monday.

According to the statement, Abdel Ghaffar signed an intelligence-sharing agreement, an extradition agreement including Interpol Red Notice warrants and an agreement that would see Germany train Egyptian security personnel to investigate financial crimes.

The statement said the two ministers held talks at the German interior ministry headquarters in Berlin to review aspects of cooperation between the two ministries.

The German Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière visited Cairo at the end of March for two days. During the visit he discussed ways to enhance cooperation in areas such as security, counter-terrorism, airport security and immigration.

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