Egypt-France Stress the Need to End Chaos of Terrorist Groups in Libya

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On Saturday, the Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi received a telephone call from his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron, according to the official spokesman for the Presidency Bassam Rady.

He stated that the two presidents discussed the latest developments of a number of international and regional files, foremost of which being the situation in Libya.

On his part, Sisi affirmed Egypt’s steadfast strategic stance towards the Libyan crisis. This stance highlights the need to restructure Libya’s state institutions, end the state of chaos caused by spreading criminal and terrorist groups, prioritise the fight against terrorism, achieve stability and security, and put an end to illegal foreign interference in Libyan affairs.

The Egyptian President added that such foreign interference constitutes a threat to the security and stability of the entire Middle East and Mediterranean region.

Meanwhile, the French President affirmed his keenness to exchange views with President Sisi in this regard in the light of Egypt’s pivotal role in the region.

The two presidents agreed on the need to intensify coordination in the coming period and exert more pressure to end the Libyan crisis by reaching a political solution that paves the way for the return of security and stability in this sisterly country, especially by supporting the relevant international endeavours as well as implementing the resolutions of the Berlin Conference and rejecting any external interference in Libya.

Bassam Rady added that Sisi and Macron agreed to continue enhancing bilateral relations as President Macron stressed France’s keenness to develop joint cooperation with Egypt in various fields