June 8, 2014 / 6:23 PM / 4 years ago

Sisi says in first speech to nation fighting terrorism will be top priority

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said in his first speech to the nation on Sunday that he will focus on fighting terrorism in the “coming phase”.

“Defeating terrorism and achieving security is the top priority in our coming phase,” said Sisi hours after being sworn in, referring to his Islamist opponents.

Writing by Michael Georgy

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