Egypt supports Libya's national interest: President Sisi

Ahram Online , Tuesday 29 Mar 2022

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi said on Tuesday that Egypt totally supports Libya’s national interest, including its unity, in a meeting with the President of the Libyan Presidential Council Mohamed Al-Manfi, the Egyptian presidency said.

A handout picture realised by the Egyptian Presidency on March 29, 2022 shows Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi (R) meeting with the Chairman of the Presidential Council of Libya, Mohamed al-Menfi at the presidential palace in the capital Cairo. AFP

El-Sisi reiterated Egypt’s stance on supporting Libyan state institutions and their role in holding the presidential and parliamentary elections in Libya and ending the transitional period in way that allows the Libyan people to choose their leaders and representatives.

From his side, Al-Manfi expressed his appreciation for the vital Egyptian role in restoring security and stability in Libya by supporting the efforts of Libyan national reconciliation and the re-unification of the Libyan state institutions.

Al-Manfi also expressed his gratitude for Egypt’s support of the efforts aiming to implements the international and UN Security Council resolutions concerning the exit of all foreign forces and mercenaries from the country.

During the meeting, the Egyptian president and the Manfi, agreed to intensify consultation and coordination between Libya and Egypt to facilitate the holding of the presidential and parliamentary elections concurrently.

Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and Head of Egyptian General Intelligence Service Abbas Kamel attended the meeting along with Libya’s Permanent Envoy to the League of Arab States Abdel-Motaleb Idris

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