India and Egypt have agreed to boost cooperation in security and anti-terror efforts, with their leaders calling terrorism one of the gravest threats their countries face.

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi told reporters Friday that he and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi agreed that growing radicalization, violence and the spread of terror are serious threat across their regions.

The Egyptian leader said the two countries should bolster their relations because of common challenges including terrorism, climate change and the need to generate more energy for future generations.