Sisi, Trump discuss GERD and Libya developments

Ahram Online , Wednesday 10 Jun 2020

File photo: US President Donald Trump listens while Egypt's President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi makes a statement for the press before a meeting at the Palace Hotel during the 72nd United Nations General Assembly September 20, 2017 in New York City (Photo: AFP)

Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi discussed with US president Donald Trump in a telephone call on Wednesday the latest developments in Libya as well as the talks on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), the Egyptian presidency said.

El-Sisi and Trump exchanged views about the developments in Libya following the launch of the Declaration of Cairo initiative.

President Trump welcomed the Egyptian efforts to achieve a political settlement to the Libyan crisis and to end the violence by supporting a ceasefire in Libya.

The two leaders also discussed the recent developments concerning the GERD issue and the tripartite talks between Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia.

Trump and El-Sisi also discussed Egyptian-US bilateral relations.

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