Sisi tackles Libya developments with Merkel, reiterates Egypt's stance on GERD

Ahram Online , Monday 18 Oct 2021

Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi discussed several issues with Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday in a video call, including the developments in Libya and the latest developments with regards to the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), the Egyptian presidency said.

President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi in his video conference meeting with German chancellor Angela Merkel (Photo: Egyptian Presidency)

El-Sisi and Merkel discussed the latest developments concerning the Libyan crisis, where they agreed on the necessity of moving forward with the political process in Libya, holding elections in the country in December, and the exit of all foreign forces from the country.

President El-Sisi also reiterated Egypt's stance on reaching a legally binding agreement on the operation and filling policies of the dam.

The Egyptian president discussed the Egyptian efforts to cement the ceasefire agreement in Gaza and to reconstruct the strip, as well as its efforts to revive the peace process based on international resolutions.

For her part, Merkel expressed appreciation for the Egyptian efforts in this regard, saying that her country is keen on exchanging views on this matter.

The two leaders also discussed boosting the bilateral cooperation in all fields, especially in commerce exchange and increasing German tourism to Egypt, as well as cooperation in new and renewable energy and education.

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