Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi and France s President Emmanuel Macron (Photo: Egyptian Presidency Spokesman)
In a telephone call between the two leaders, El-Sisi highlighted Egypt’s efforts at regional and international forums to help ensure a military, political and economic settlement that fulfils the aspirations of the Libyan people.
For his part, Macron said he is keen on exchanging viewpoints with El-Sisi on the Libyan issue and expressed appreciation for the personal efforts exerted by El-Sisi in helping resolve the Libyan crisis.
Macron said these efforts have enhanced Egypt's role as a cornerstone of security and stability in the region, and that France is very much interested in maintaining cooperation with Egypt on this important issue.
The two leaders agreed on the need to promote the political track to help Libya hold its hoped-for elections in late December and underscored the necessity of the withdrawal of all foreign fighters and mercenaries from Libya.