Dr. Mike Evans, Founder of Friends of Zion Museum in Israel, Participates on the First-ever Delegation of Evangelical Leaders, Held by the Egyptian President Sisi

CAIRO, Egypt, Nov. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This week the Egyptian President Abdul Fattah el-Sisi held the first ever delegation of leaders of the American evangelical community.

Joining the President in the delegation there was two key figures. The first is Khalid Fawzi, the chief of Egyptian intelligence. The second was Dr. Andrea Zaki, the president of the council of Protestant Churches in Egypt, representing some two million Evangelical Christians.

The President invited the participants to ask anything they wanted, and they covered a wide range of issues.

It was important to let Sisi know that all of the participants came not simply for a meeting, but to build a long-term friendship between Evangelical Christians and him and the leadership and people of Egypt, as well as the Christian brothers and sisters here.

Building friendships and a global community is one of the main goals of the Friends of Zion Museum in Jerusalem. Together with the 29 Million supporters the FOZ Museum has on social media the Friendship community is growing rapidly every week with. An emphasis has been put on and presented to Sisi, of the intent to build a strong friendship, also with the Egyptian Christians.

 Mr. el-Sisi and his team courageously fighting a winner-take-all-battle against Radical Islamist terrorists. They are working to stabilize a country that was going up in flames under the Hellish tyranny of the Muslim Brotherhood. They are determined to rebuild a shattered economy, safeguard all Egyptians (including the nation's Coptic Orthodox, Protestant and Roman Catholic Christians), rebuild churches destroyed or damaged during the Arab Spring, maintain the peace treaty with Israel, and rebuild the U.S.-Egyptian alliance deeply damaged under President Obama.

This is not easy work, and there are forces determined to destroy him and his nation.

Bassam Radi, spokesman for the presidency, said that the president welcomed the delegation members at the beginning of the meeting, expressing condolences to the victims of the Manhattan terrorist incident which took place the night before in New York. The President pointed to Egypt's keenness to strengthen bridges of communication and understanding with various sectors of American society to address the challenges facing the two countries.

The President affirmed Egypt's openness to all religions and sects and the firm belief that acceptance of diversity, the general framework that must unite the people all over the world and thus highlight the importance of dialogue between these people in all different sects and races. The President also noted Egypt's eagerness to uphold the principles of citizenship, equality and non-discrimination among citizens on any religious, sectarian or other basis, as well as the consolidation of a culture of pluralism and acceptance of the other.

The Spokesman added that the members of the American delegation expressed their appreciation to Egypt's leadership and people, pointing out Egypt's role as the cornerstone of stability and moderation in the Middle East. Members of the delegation expressed their solidarity with Egypt in the face of terrorism, which addresses it with determination and strength, pointing to their confidence in Egypt's ability to overcome the difficulties posed by the current challenges.

Ambassador Bassam Radi said that the meeting tackled ways to confront terrorism. The President affirmed that the elimination of terrorism in the region and beyond will only be achieved through collective action and the adoption by the international community of a multi-pronged strategy. All elements and parties supporting terrorist organizations will be dealt with, in order to stop providing shelter, weapons, training camps or funding. The President also stressed the importance of supporting efforts to restore stability in the region and to consolidate national institutions with their countries, in order to fill the vacuum that provides an opportunity for the growth of terrorism.

 

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