Egypt, Italy FMs discuss achieving comprehensive settlement in Libyan crisis

Ahram Online , Sunday 3 May 2020

Sameh Shoukry
File photo: Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry (Photo: AP)

The foreign ministers of Egypt and Italy discussed on Sunday the means of reaching a comprehensive settlement to the Libyan crisis and achieving security and stability in the war-torn country.

According to an official statement, Egyptian foreign ministry spokesman Ahmed Hafez said that Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry received a phone call from his Italian counterpart Luigi Di Maio.

Shoukry and Di Maio exchanged viewpoints on the latest developments in Libya and means to reach an overall settlement for the crisis to achieve the aspirations of the Libyan people and eliminate the threats posed by terrorist organisations to the security of Libyans and the region.

The two ministers also discussed the latest developments in combating the coronavirus pandemic and means of cooperation to stem its spread.

Di Maio expressed his appreciation for the support provided by Egypt in this regard, adding that Egyptian aid has helped his country's efforts in stemming the spread of the virus.

The phone call also witnessed consensus on the importance of continued work towards boosting bilateral cooperation between Egypt and Italy in various fields and the necessity of continued coordination between Cairo and Rome in various issues of common interest.

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