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Leaders of India, Egypt agree tackling terrorism a priority

  • Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, left, shakes hands with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the end of a joint press briefing after their meeting in New Delhi, India, Friday, Sept. 2, 2016. El-Sissi is on a three-day official visit to India. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)

    Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, left, shakes hands with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the end of a joint press briefing after their meeting in New Delhi, India, Friday, Sept. 2, 2016. El-Sissi is on a three-day official visit to India. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)  (The Associated Press)

  • Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, left, and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi look at each other during a joint press briefing after their meeting in New Delhi, India, Friday, Sept. 2, 2016. El-Sissi is on a three-day official visit to India. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)

    Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, left, and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi look at each other during a joint press briefing after their meeting in New Delhi, India, Friday, Sept. 2, 2016. El-Sissi is on a three-day official visit to India. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)  (The Associated Press)

  • Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, left, listens to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi  speaking during a joint press briefing after their meeting in New Delhi, India, Friday, Sept. 2, 2016. El-Sissi is on a three-day official visit to India. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)

    Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, left, listens to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaking during a joint press briefing after their meeting in New Delhi, India, Friday, Sept. 2, 2016. El-Sissi is on a three-day official visit to India. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)  (The Associated Press)

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.