Egyptian President, Abdel-Fatah El-Sisi discussed the latest developments in the Libyan crisis, with US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, on the sidelines of the World Climate Summit (COP27).
El-Sisi stressed that the “solution to the Libyan crisis revolves around ending foreign interference, and the presence of armed militias in parallel with supporting the concept of the state.”
El-Sisi stressed Egypt’s “keenness to boost its strategic relations with the US, in light of growing regional challenges and successive international crises.” He asserted that such challenges have been caused by back-to-back global crises, including the COVID-19 pandemic, and the Russian-Ukrainian war. He called for “solidarity in the face of such global implications.”
The meeting touched on the turbulent situation in the region, and its escalating challenges, foremost of which are instability and the threat of terrorism. As well as the negative repercussions on the economy, energy, and food security caused by the many successive global crises.
El-Sisi and Pelosi also discussed the developments in Libya, Yemen, and Syria, and Egypt’s unremitting efforts to reach political settlements on these issues.
Pelosi praised Egypt’s role as the “main pillar of security and stability in the Middle East and the Arab World.” She highlighted Egypt’s “vital role in fighting terrorism and extremist thought,” and Cairo’s “exerted efforts in achieving sustainable and comprehensive development.”