On Saturday, Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi received a phone call from his South African counterpart Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa, to discuss the latest regional developments, especially in Libya, according to the Egyptian presidency’s spokesman, Bassam Rady.
He said that the two presidents discussed the latest developments of the Libyan file and the joint African efforts towards a peaceful settlement in the North African country within the framework of the Cairo Declaration.
The Egyptian and South African leaders also exchanged views over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), amid current negotiations between Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia.
On his part, Ramaphosa praised the Egyptian efforts to reach a peaceful solution in Libya, welcoming the Cairo Declaration, which is consistent with the efforts of the African Union to end the negative repercussions of the Libyan crisis on the stability and security of neighboring countries and the African continent as a whole.
President Sisi also re-affirmed Egypt’s firm stance to reach a comprehensive political settlement that achieves security and stability in Libya, and puts an end to violence, fighting and terrorism, through the return of state institutions, the guarantee of sovereignty and the respect of the Libyan people’s free will.