Egypt Discusses Developments in Libya with China & Algeria


On Saturday, the Egyptian President, Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, held talks with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.

According to the official Spokesperson for the Egyptian Presidency, Bassam Radi, the meeting touched on several regional and international issues of common interest. Foremost of which are the developments of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) file, as well as the developments of the Palestinian cause and the crises in Libya, Syria and Yemen.

Radi stressed the importance of continuing coordination and consultation between the two countries bilaterally or within the framework of international organizations and forums, as well as strengthening cooperation in the field of combating terrorism.

Last month, El-Sisi met with his Algerian counterpart, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, and discussed the situation in Libya. He also met with Ramtane Lamamra, Algeria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, where they discussed 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 concerning the military and security forces. This is to enhance international efforts to end the presence of foreign mercenaries and forces in Libya.

Prior to those meetings, Egyptian Foreign Minister, 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.