Egypt Warns of Turkish Ambitions in Region

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Egypt’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sameh Shoukry, confirmed that Egypt has taken great efforts to reach a ceasefire and political solution in Libya. He noted that President Abdel-Fatah El-Sisi’s announcement of the Sirte-Al-Jufra red line contributed to creating a state of dialogue between the warring parties.

Regarding Turkey’s role, Shoukry explained that the repeated Turkish provocations in Libya aim to destabilize the country, sow greater turmoil, and utilize terrorist elements for political purposes. He stressed that this poses a threat to the security and stability of Egypt as well as its partners in the Mediterranean.

The FM indicated that President El-Sisi’s visit to France came within the framework of developing strategic relations and enhancing political coordination on regional and international issues.

Shoukry stated that the Egyptian and French leaders stressed their firm rejection of Turkey’s actions and violations in the eastern Mediterranean. He also emphasized that they have determined to contain these tensions, work to restore stability in the Arab world, and stop unwanted Turkish attempts.