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Updated: 11/10/2012 06:22 | By Channel NewsAsia

Masagos Zulkifli calls on Egypt’s President Morsi

Masagos Zulkifli calls on Egypt’s President Morsi

Masagos Zulkifli calls on Egypt’s President Morsi

CAIRO: Singapore’s Senior Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Masagos Zulkifli has called on Egypt’s President Mohamed Morsi.

In the meeting on Thursday, Mr Masagos conveyed President Tony Tan Keng Yam’s invitation for President Morsi to make a state visit to Singapore.

Accepting the invitation, the Egyptian leader indicated that he looks forward to visiting Singapore soon.

The two men reaffirmed the excellent state of bilateral relations between Singapore and Egypt, and expressed satisfaction with the growing pace and scope of cooperation.

They further agreed that both sides will continue to explore and identify new areas of collaboration.

Mr Masagos, who is on a three—day visit to Egypt, also called on Minister of Interior Ahmed Gamal El—Din.

They exchanged views on how Singapore and Egypt deal with issues of mutual concern such as homeland security.

They also agreed to enhance bilateral collaboration in counter—terrorism and information—sharing.

Mr Masagos also met Deputy Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood Engineer Khairat Al—Shater.

They discussed developments in Egypt and the role of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt’s political landscape.

Mr Masagos, who is also Senior Minister of State for Home Affairs, took part in an interactive dialogue session with some 120 Singaporean students.

He will travel to Dubai on Friday to meet Singaporeans in the United Arab Emirates, which hosts the largest overseas Singaporean community in the Middle East.

— CNA/de

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