Presidency Spokesperson Bassam Rady affirmed that Egypt has a great and effective role in the region thanks to the wise political leadership in all issue; most notably security and cooperation files in the Middle East, Africa, Europe and worldwide.
Rady said in exclusive statements to “Al-Hayat” satellite channel yesterday evening, Thursday, that Egypt’s wishes that Libya restores its stability and adherence to holding the elections on time.
He pointed out that President Abdel Fattah El Sisi met the Libyan Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh as well as the Speaker of the Libyan House of Representatives Aguila Saleh and Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar a few days ago to discuss the electoral process in Libya.
The spokesman noted that “Sisi always affirms Cairo’s support for the will of the Libyan people to reach political solutions and preserve territorial integrity,” pointing out that Egypt is offering help to many regional countries.
The Egyptian-Libyan cooperation extends to all tracks. Moreover, Dbeibeh hailed the development that Cairo witnessed during the last period.
In this regard, the Libyan PM expressed the desire of the Libyan people to transfer the Egyptian experience to Libya.
Regarding the visit of the King of Bahrain, King Hamad bin Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa, to Egypt, Rady said that this visit is an extension of the series of meetings that brought together President Sisi with the King of Bahrain.
The two leaders tackled the overall bilateral relations and the most important regional issues.”
Rady stressed that the King of Bahrain expressed full support for the Egyptian and Sudanese position on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) issue.
With regard to the GERD issue, the spokesperson said that the Security Council urged the concerned parties to immediately return to negotiations within the African track and reach a fair and legal binding agreement, stressing the importance of the position taken by the Council.
He added that Cairo wants to apply the principles of international law to this issue nothing more that Ethiopia has the right to development, but also that there are 120 million citizens in Egypt and Sudan who have the right to life.
Rady stressed that Cairo suffers from drought and water scarcity, noting that according to the international classification issued by the United Nations, the per capita share of water in Egypt makes it one of the water-poor countries.
He reiterated the importance of the Security Council’s step; “ because it indicates that the international community represented in the members of the Security Council is interested in this issue,” adding that the statement took into account Egypt’s demands.