President Abdel Fattah El Sisi affirmed on Saturday Egypt’s support for the new Libyan government in order to work for the exit of foreign fighters and mercenaries from the country to ensure Libya’s restoration of its sovereignty and territorial integrity.
During a joint press conference with his Tunisian counterpart, Kais Saied, in Cairo, Sisi said “We conducted intensive discussions and dealt with the developments of the Libyan crisis,” stressing Egypt’s support to the new government that shall hold elections, end foreign interference and the exit of all foreign forces and mercenaries for the restoration of stability and territorial integrity.”
During the conference, the Tunisian president extended an invitation to the Egyptian president to visit Tunisia, which Sisi accepted.
For his part, the spokesperson for the Egyptian presidency Bassam Rady said, in a statement, that “a single session of talks was held, followed by expanded discussions between the delegations of the two countries, where the Egyptian President welcomed his brother, the Tunisian President, as a generous guest of Egypt.”
Sisi pointed out, “Egypt is keen to exert more efforts to advance the frameworks of bilateral cooperation at various levels, especially with regard to strengthening effective communication channels between the two sides at the economic level, maximizing the volume of trade exchange and increasing intra-investment, as well as increasing consultations between the two countries on various regional issues of mutual interest.