President Abdel Fattah El Sisi held bilateral talks with the Algerian President, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, followed by an expanded session of talks in the presence of the delegations of the two countries.
“Sisi expressed the appreciation and affection that Egypt, the leadership and people, have for the close historical bonds that unite the two brotherly countries,” said Presidency Spokesperson Bassam Rady on Tuesday.
The President also stressed the importance of continuing the pace of periodic and intensive consultation and coordination between Egypt and Algeria on regional issues of common concern at the highest level.
On his part, Tebboune expressed his appreciation for the warm reception, stressing that his current visit to Egypt is a continuation of the distinguished relations that bind the two brotherly countries.
The talks touched on ways to enhance bilateral relations between the two countries at all levels, as satisfaction was expressed for the level of cooperation and coordination existing between the two countries.
Sisi and Tebboune exchanged visions on a number of regional and international issues of common interest.
They agreed on the need to strengthen joint efforts and vigorous coordination between the two brotherly countries towards the successive developments currently taking place in their geographical surroundings, as a mainstay for protecting Arab and African national security.
The strategic partnership between Egypt and Algeria was also emphasized in the framework of efforts to combat terrorism and all forms of organized crime at the regional level, especially through military and informational cooperation and coordination in the Sahel region.
In this context, the latest developments in the Libyan file were discussed, as Sisi and Tebboune agreed to intensify coordination of visions and positions regarding mechanisms for resolving the Libyan crisis.
They affirmed the importance of continuing to support all efforts aimed at the stability of Libya, the unity and integrity of its territories, and the preservation of its institutions.
The two leaders asserted to remove all foreign forces, mercenaries, and foreign fighters from Libyan territory, especially with the direct impact that this has on Egyptian and Algerian national security.
Sisi and Tebboune also stressed the significance of ending the transitional phase and not allowing the aspirations of the brotherly Libyan people to be thwarted by holding presidential and parliamentary elections.
The issue of Nile waters and the latest developments regarding the Renaissance Dam negotiations were also addressed, as they agreed on the importance of reaching a fair, balanced and binding legal agreement on filling and operating the dam to achieve the interests of the three countries and maintain regional stability.
Sisi and Tebboune also discussed the developments of the Palestinian issue, where the President of Algeria valued the Egyptian efforts in this context, especially with regard to establishing the ceasefire between the Palestinian and Israeli sides.
Moreover, Sisi stressed that Cairo’s efforts stem from Egypt’s regional and historical responsibility towards the Palestinian cause. The two presidents also reiterated the importance of engaging in the path of a political settlement to reach a just, comprehensive, and lasting solution to the issue in accordance with international references.