President Abdel Fattah El Sisi discussed today, Thursday, with Chairman of the Libyan Presidency Council Mohamed Al-Menfi bilateral cooperation between Cairo and Tripoli, according to Presidency Spokesperson Bassam Rady.
“Sisi stressed Egypt’s full and absolute support for the new executive authority in Libya in all fields and all bilateral, regional and international forums for its success in managing the current historical stage and the holding of national elections at the end of this year,” Rady said.
He, also, affirmed the continuation of the Egyptian position aimed at achieving the supreme interest of the Libyan state in the first place to preserve the integrity of the Libyan territories, restore security and stability, build a unified national army, stop foreign interventions, and exit all mercenaries and foreign fighters from Libya.
Sisi asserted that “Egypt is ready to provide its expertise to the Libyan government in various fields, to restore the national institutions of the Libyan state.”
High-level officials took part in the talks from both sides; most notably Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and Abbas Kamel, Head of General Intelligence.
For his part, Menfi expressed his sincere appreciation and gratitude for the sincere Egyptian support to Libya since the outbreak of the crisis in 2011, lauding Egypt’s leading role, and its tireless, sincere and continuous efforts in supporting its brothers in Libya.
“Egypt has always been the most likely factor in activating and supporting efforts to settle the Libyan crisis in various political, military and economic tracks,” said Menfi.
He thanked Egypt’s President and the people for standing by their Libyan brothers in managing the transitional stage.
The meeting witnessed a review of the prospects for cooperation and coordination between the two brotherly countries during the coming period, with the aim of supporting the Libyan efforts to lead the transitional phase, especially by qualifying the Libyan cadres in various fields, as well as transferring the Egyptian development experience to Libya, and enhancing its efforts to restore security and stability.
It also was agreed to intensify consultations and mutual visits between senior officials from both sides during the coming period.