On Saturday, the Egyptian President, Abdel-Fattah El Sisi, received the Spanish Foreign Minister, González Laya, in Cairo to discuss ways of fostering bilateral relations and the region’s latest developments. Their discussions notably tackled the Libyan crisis, according to the Egyptian Presidency Spokesman, Bassam Rady.
The meeting was attended by the Egyptian Foreign Minister, Sameh Shoukry, and the Spanish ambassador in Cairo.
In a statement, Rady said that President Sisi stressed that Egypt’s main goal is to restore stability and security in Libya through the political track, in accordance with the outcomes of the Berlin Conference and the Cairo Declaration.
Sisi also stressed that attempts to undermine state entities and their national institutions in the region will give an opportunity for the spreading of terrorism.
On her part, the Spanish Foreign Minister praised Egyptian efforts to stabilize the current situation in Libya. She conveyed the greetings of the Spanish monarch and the Prime Minister to President Sisi and expressed her country’s appreciation for the leadership and the people of Egypt.
She also highlighted the depth of the friendship between the two countries and her country’s aspiration to advance and develop bilateral relations between the two sides in various fields.
The Spanish top diplomat also voiced her keenness to continue coordination and consultation with Egypt, in light of Cairo’s pivotal and balanced role in laying the foundations for stability in the Middle East and the Mediterranean region.
The meeting also tackled consultations on regional and international issues of common interest, including illegal migration and the combat against terrorism and extremist ideology.
Sisi and González stressed the importance of continuing regular and intensive consultations between the two countries to deal with the challenges facing the region in a way that fulfils the aspirations of their two peoples to achieve security, stability and development.