On Monday, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi received Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov, in the presence of Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry, Deputy Russian Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov, and Ambassador of Russia in Cairo.
During the meeting, the two sides discussed the latest developments in the Libyan file. Sisi referred to the existing Egyptian efforts to support the Libyan Government of National Unity (GNU) in various bilateral, regional and international forums, and to push for all paths to settle the issue militarily, politically and economically.
In this context, Sisi stressed the need to evacuate Libya from mercenaries and undermine illegal foreign interference in the Libyan affairs that contribute to fueling the crisis, to help reach the elections in December.
For his part, the Russian Foreign Minister praised the vital Egyptian role in resolving the Libyan crisis. He hailed the president’s personal efforts in this regard, which strengthened the political track to solve the Libyan issue. He explained that this matter consolidates Egypt’s role as a basic pillar of security and stability in its regional environment.
Lavrov stressed Russia’s keenness to continue intensive cooperation and coordination between the two countries in the Libyan file.
The two sides also discussed the developments in the most important regional files, as the president affirmed Egypt’s steadfast strategic position based on restoring security and stability, establishing elements of its sustainability in the countries of the region affected by conflicts.
The Russian Foreign Minister affirmed Russia’s keenness to promote the fruitful and close cooperation existing between the two friendly countries at various levels, as well as the importance Russia attaches to continued coordination and consultation with Egypt on various regional and international issues, and their appreciation for Egypt’s role under the leadership of the President as a basic pillar for security and stability in the Middle East region. And Africa.