Egypt pres. restates opposition to meddling in Libya affairs

CAIRO, Egyptian President Abdul-Fattah Al-Sisi Thursday echoed his country’s backing for Libya’ security and stability, and opposed foreign interference in this north African country’s domestic affairs.

Al-Sisi renewed the position in a contact with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, which focused on the latest regional situation, primarily Libya, Presidential Spokesman Bassam Radhi said in a statement.

The Egyptian leader said it is essential to respond to the will of the Libyan people and throw much weight behind the Libyan National Army’s efforts to counter terrorism and terrorist groups, which have put Libya, regional security and the Mediterranean region in jeopardy.

The Libyan prime minister, in turn, reiterated his country’s endeavor to resolve the Libyan standoff, which destabilizes the whole region, according to the statement.

He affirmed that he and the Egyptian president had agreed to step up joint efforts to find a solution to the Libyan conflict.

In the phone conversation, both sides voiced willingness to promote Egyptian-Italian cooperation in various realms, the spokesman said.

On November 27, Ankara and the internationally recognized government signed two separate agreements, one on military cooperation and the other on maritime boundaries of countries in the Eastern Mediterranean.

Earlier in the day, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that his country would provide all types of support to the Libyan government.

Source: Kuwait News Agency