Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and French President Emmanuel Macron discussed on Monday preparations for the Libya International Conference set for Paris later this month, the Egyptian presidency announced.
During their telephone call, Macron said he was keen on consulting with Sisi on the crisis in Libya. He also hailed the personal efforts exerted by the Egyptian leader in helping resolve the crisis.
These efforts have bolstered Egypt’s role as a cornerstone of security and stability in the region.
Sisi highlighted Egypt’s efforts at regional and international forums to help secure a military, political and economic settlement that fulfills the aspirations of the Libyan people.
The two leaders agreed on the need to support political efforts so Libya can hold elections in December. They underscored the need for the withdrawal of all foreign fighters and mercenaries from the country.
Sisi and Macron exchanged views on regional and international issues of mutual interest, especially the developments in Sudan.
They stressed the need to address the current challenges in Sudan in a way that realizes stability and security for the people and protects their young democracy, urging Sudanese parties to uphold national interests.
Egyptian presidency spokesman Bassam Radi added that the call touched on means to boost bilateral cooperation between Cairo and Paris across many fields.