Egypt-EU Discuss Cooperation

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Egyptian President Abdel-Fatah El-Sisi held a telephone call with the President of the European Council, Charles Michel. They stressed the need to reach a comprehensive political settlement in Libya.

The call touched on the coordination between Egypt and the EU on a number of international and regional issues. This includes developments in the eastern Mediterranean and Libya, according to the Spokesman for the Egyptian Presidency, Bassam Rady.

“There was a consensus on the importance of maximizing channels of consultation between the two sides in this regard.” Rady added: “They exchanged their visions on reaching a comprehensive political settlement of the Libyan issue, in accordance with international references. This is so that stability can be restored in the region, and a better future secured for its peoples”.

The call also included discussions on further cooperation between Cairo and Brussels, in the fields of development and maintaining peace and security in Africa. They emphasized the importance of ensuring the continued European support for African countries in facing the repercussions of COVID-19. They also spoke of encouraging major European companies to establish more investment projects throughout the continent.

The call also dealt with enhancing cooperation on illegal immigration and terrorism in Africa, as these pose a threat to regional and international peace and security.