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Egypt’s Sisi and Tunisia’s Saied discuss coronavirus responses, situation in Libya

Ahram Online , Friday 27 Mar 2020
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Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi (Photo: Egyptian Presidency)
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Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi spoke with Tunisian President Kais Saied on Friday by phone, discussing efforts being made by the two countries to counter the coronavirus, as well as the latest developments in Libya, the Egyptian presidency said.

The two leaders agreed to coordinate between the two countries’ institutions involved in tackling the coronavirus outbreak, in order to exchange experience and information.
Egypt so far has registered 536 coronavirus cases, including 30 fatalities, while Tunisia has registered a total of 227 cases and six fatalities.

El-Sisi and Saied discussed means of enhancing economic cooperation, trade ties and boosting inter-investment, especially within the framework of a joint Egyptian-Tunisian committee.

They also exchanged views on the situation in Libya, agreeing on the necessity of intensifying coordination in this regard, given that Egypt and Tunisia as neighbouring countries are directly affected by the instability in the North African country.

“The two presidents stressed complete support to end the Libyan crisis by reaching a political solution that paves the way for the return of security and stability in this brotherly country, especially by supporting relevant international efforts in this regard, as well as implementing the outcome of the Berlin process, while rejecting any external interference,” the Egyptian presidential spokesman said.
 

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