News

Egypt’s Christians Live in Good Conditions, Freely Exercise Rituals: Angela Merkel

Egypt’s Christians Live in Good Conditions, Freely Exercise Rituals: Angela Merkel

President Sisi and Chancellor Merkel at the end of a press conference in Berlin. Credit: Reuters

Ahead of her anticipated visit to Egypt on 2 March, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that Christians in Egypt are living peacefully, in good conditions, and freely exercise their religious rituals.

In her weekly video message, Merkel added that the Egyptian government is providing the Copts with all the support they need.

The German Chancellor comments come amid tension in Egypt’s North Sinai. Dozens of Christian families have fled their homes following increased attacks by ISIS-affiliated militants.

Merkel added that she will tackle during her visit to Egypt the new Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) law that was recently approved by the Egyptian Parliament with Egypt’s president Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi.

She also added that Egypt plays a key role in the peace process of the Middle East, as it’s currently on good terms with Israel, further stressing that the two-state solution is the only way out to the Palestinian conflict.

On the economy situation in Egypt, Merkel said, “Al-Sisi and the government had to approve a courageous economic reform program and Germany will support it.”

 

Egypt Refuses Entry to Top Palestinian Leader, Deports Him to Jordan
Egypt Parliament Rejects Calls to Abolish Death Penalty

Subscribe to our newsletter


News

More in News

To Reduce Traffic Congestion, Egypt Receives USD 400 Million to Advance Low-Carbon Transportation

Egyptian Streets4 October 2022

Environmental Activists Raise Concerns Over Egypt and Coca-Cola’s Partnership for COP27

Egyptian Streets4 October 2022

How Powerful is the Egyptian Passport?

Shereif Barakat2 October 2022

Mayar Sherif Becomes First Egyptian Women’s Tennis Championship Winner

Amina Zaineldine1 October 2022

New Egyptian National IDs May Have Organ Donation Field

Mona Abdou29 September 2022

“I didn’t speak any English”: Egyptian Dina Yehia Appointed Supreme Court Judge in Australia

Mona Abdou28 September 2022

Egypt to Establish Largest Center For Organ Transplants in MENA Region

Farah Rafik27 September 2022

Muslim Brotherhood ‘Spiritual Leader’ Youssef Al-Qaradawi dies aged 96

Mona Abdou26 September 2022