Sameh Shoukry, Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs, discussed with his Spanish counterpart, Arancha González Laya, developments in the region, especially the Libyan conflict.
In a telephone call on Tuesday, Shoukry reviewed Egypt’s vision regarding ways to reach a comprehensive and sustainable settlement to the Libyan crisis. This settlement aims to reach a ceasefire agreement, and continue efforts to implement the ‘Cairo Declaration’ as well as the conclusions of the Berlin Conference.
According to the Egyptian Foreign Ministry spokesperson, Ahmed Hafez, the call stressed the need to firmly address the transfer of terrorists and foreign fighters to Libya, while rejecting all foreign intervention in the country.
Minister Laya stressed the importance of containing all escalations in the eastern Mediterranean region. She also spoke of the need to respect the rules of international law, the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea and give priority to the stability of the eastern Mediterranean.
Hafez pointed out that the two FMs also confirmed the strength of the relations between Egypt and Spain, as well as the importance of continuing cooperation and coordination between Cairo and Madrid in order to achieve the common interests of the two countries.