National Defense Council: Egypt to Spare No Efforts to Support Sisterly Libya

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On Sunday, President Abdel Fattah El Sisi presided over the National Defense Council to discuss security and military topics on all strategic directions, within the framework of the current challenges, according to Presidency Spokesperson Bassam Rady.

The National Defense Council includes the Speaker of Parliament, the Prime Minister, the Minister of Defense and Military Production, the Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces, the Chief of General Intelligence, the Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Finance, and Interior, the Commander of the Navy, and the Commander of the Defense Forces, Air Force Commander, Head of the Armed Forces Operations Authority and Director of the Military Intelligence and Reconnaissance Department.

“The Council discussed developments of the situation in Libya on the western strategic front, in light of Egypt’s endeavour to stabilize the current field position and not to cross the declared lines,” said Rady.

He added that Egypt aims to bring peace between all the Libyan parties.

The Council also discussed developments in Libya on the western strategic direction, in light of Egypt’s endeavour to stabilize the current field situation and not to cross the declared lines, with the aim of bringing peace between all the parties and the Libyan parties.

During the meeting, the Council emphasized the strong ties between the two countries, adding that Egypt will not spare any effort to support sisterly Libya and help its people bring their country to safety and overcome the current critical crisis.

“The Libyan file is one of the highest priorities of Egyptian foreign policy, bearing in mind that Libyan security is an integral part of Egyptian and Arab national security.“

In this context, the Council also affirmed commitment to a political solution as a way to end the Libyan crisis, in a manner that preserves the sovereignty and national and regional unity of the Libyan state.