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Egypt, Algeria Agree to Intensity Joint Coordination to Restore Libya's Security, Stability

Egypt, Algeria Agree to Intensity Joint Coordination to Restore Libya's Security, Stability

Friday, 1 January, 2021 - 08:00
Government of National Accord (GNA) military graduates during a graduation ceremony. (AFP)

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and his Algerian counterpart Abdelmadjid Tebboune agreed to intensify joint coordination during the coming period between the two countries to restore security and stability to Libya.

This came in a phone call during which Sisi congratulated Tebboune on his recovery from the coronavirus, Presidential Spokesman Bassam Radi said in a statement Thursday.

The two leaders further discussed several regional issues, namely the Libyan crisis.

The spokesman said that Sisi reviewed the ongoing efforts made by Egypt within the framework of the political track of the crisis in Libya.

The two leaders also tackled ways of enhancing bilateral ties to fight the spread of the pandemic and impose precautionary measures through the exchange of experiences between the concerned agencies in both countries.

For his part, Tebboune affirmed Algeria's strong ties with Egypt at the official and popular levels, lauding Cairo’s efforts in various issues, given its pivotal political role at the regional and international levels.

Meanwhile, forces of the Government of National Accord (GNA), led by Fayez al-Sarraj, are preparing for joint military exercises with Turkey.

GNA’s Defense Minister Salah al-Nimroush, accompanied by the Chief of the General Staff, Lieutenant-General Mohammed al-Haddad, visited al-Khoms Naval Base in preparation for the implementation of the joint training programs.

The media office of the “Volcano of Rage” operation reported the visit, noting that the drills will be executed within the training program of the Turkish army, as part of the memorandum of understanding between Turkey and Libya on military and security cooperation.

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