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Sisi, Merkel Discuss Regional, International Affairs

Sisi, Merkel Discuss Regional, International Affairs

Saturday, 16 November, 2019 - 09:45
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi address a joint news conference following talks at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany June 3, 2015. (Reuters)
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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed bilateral relations and a number of regional and international issues during a telephone call on Friday.

According to Bassam Radi, the Egyptian Presidency’s spokesman, Sisi affirmed Egypt’s firm strategic stance towards the Libyan crisis and the need to restore the institutional pillars of the Libyan national state to end chaos and the spread of criminal groups and terrorist militias, prioritize the fight against terrorism and achieve stability and security.

“The illegitimate foreign interventions in the Libyan domestic affairs will further deteriorate the situation and pose a threat to the security and stability of the entire Middle East and Mediterranean region,” the president added, as quoted by Radi.

“Merkel expressed her country’s keenness on reaching a political solution to the Libyan crisis with dialogue between the Libyan parties,” he underlined in a statement.

Germany is also keen on reading the Egyptian vision about the recent developments in Libya in the light of Egypt’s pivotal role in the region and its current leadership of the African Union, Radi added.

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