On Monday, Algerian President, Abdelmadjid Tebboune is set to pay a state visit to Cairo on a first-of-its-kind visit by an Algerian President in more than two decades.
Tebboune will hold talks with his Egyptian counterpart, Abdel-Fatah El-Sisi on several issues of common concern. This includes the situation in Libya, and the latest developments in the country.
The Algerian presidency described the two-day visit as, “a working and fraternal visit to the friendly country of Egypt.”
Last week, President El-Sisi received Ramtane Lamamra, Algeria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs in Cairo. The two discussed the latest developments in Libya, where they stressed the importance of working to achieve security and stability, and to preserve the unity and sovereignty of Libya.
They also agreed to support efforts to unify Libyan institutions, especially the military and security forces. This is in order to enhance international efforts to end the presence of foreign mercenaries and forces in Libya.
Earlier, Egyptian FM, Sameh Shoukry met with Lamamra, where he stressed the importance of supporting a Libyan-led solution to end the current crisis. He also underlined the need to stop any foreign interference in Libya’s domestic affairs.
Shoukry reiterated the importance of the withdrawal of all foreign forces including mercenaries from Libya, to “achieve the aspirations of the Libyan people for security, stability, and prosperity.”
Both sides praised their “distinguished” bilateral ties, underlining the need to strengthen cooperation and coordination in various fields. As well as highlighting their ambition to continue strengthening economic relations between both countries. Hafez pointed out that they also further discussed the latest developments in Sudan, Mali, and the Sahel and Sahara region.
The two FM’s also discussed the latest developments in Sudan, Mali, the Sahel, and Sahara regions. Concerning peacekeeping issues, they stressed the need to intensify coordination within the framework of joint African action. They said that this “should occur in a way that enhances efforts to achieve peace, security, and prosperity, especially in light of the various security challenges imposed by the successive developments in the region.”