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Egypt, France agree to consolidate efforts to resolve Libyan crisis

MENA , Wednesday 8 Jan 2020
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Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi had a meeting on Wednesday with French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian in Cairo.

The two sides discussed bilateral relations and ways to promote partnership between the two countries, especially at the economic and investment levels, in light of the major development projects under construction nationwide.

Commending the strong ties between the two countries, Le Drian highlighted Egypt's pivotal role to preserve stability in the Middle East, presidential spokesman Bassam Rady said.

He also stressed his country's commitment to bolstering cooperation ties at various levels.

Egypt attaches great importance to furthering strategic ties with France in the period ahead by fostering bilateral cooperation and coordination on various issues of mutual interest, El-Sisi said.

Reviewing the latest developments at the regional level, the two sides exchanged views on the current situation in Libya and the Gulf region, Rady added.

They have agreed to consolidate joint efforts to bring a comprehensive political settlement in Libya.

They also underlined the importance of a five-party coordination meeting among the foreign ministers of Egypt, France, Italy, Greece and Cyprus, currently held in Cairo, to discuss the recent developments in Libya.

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