Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi and his Algerian counterpart, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, showed great focus on “deepening the firm strategic alliance” between their countries during a summit meeting on Tuesday.
A joint statement issued by Egypt and Algeria at the conclusion of Tebboune’s visit to Cairo stressed the common viewpoints between the leadership of the two countries on most regional and international issues.
Sisi and Tebboune discussed economic cooperation between Egypt and Algeria and expressed their keenness to continue working on its development, increasing mutual investments, and maximizing benefits from the investment-attractive climate in the two countries, as well as working to increase trade exchange and strengthening partnerships, while exchanging expertise in various fields.
Sisi welcomed Algeria’s hosting of the upcoming Arab summit, expressing confidence in Algiers’ success in organizing the summit.
He saw the summit as an important station for unifying Arab visions on various issues and strengthening frameworks of cooperation and coordination among Arab countries.
On the international and regional level, the two presidents stressed the importance of coordination between the two “brotherly countries” in a way that maximizes the interests of their peoples.
Sisi and Tebboune also discussed Libya, and affirmed that the solution to the crisis must be local through consensus among its people in a way that guarantees the unity and sovereignty of Libya.
They also demanded the departure of all foreign forces, mercenaries, and foreign fighters from Libyan territory, and stressed the importance of holding the Libyan presidential and parliamentary elections in a way that would allow the Libyan people “to express their free will and achieve their legitimate hopes.”