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Sisi asserts need to reach political settlement in Libya

Tuesday، 13 November 2018 - 01:58 PM

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi stressed on Tuesday 13/11/2018 Egypt's steadfast stance regarding the need to reach a comprehensive political settlement in Libya supported by the United Nations.

It should be based on implementing the Libyan political agreement in a way that protects the country's unity and regional safety and restores the role of the national state institutions, mainly the national army, the Parliament and the government, the President said during a meeting with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte.

This would pave the way for holding elections in Libya and realizing the interests of the Libyan people in terms of stability and security,

The meeting covered ways to enhance economic, trade and investment relations between Egypt and Italy particularly in light of the ongoing national projects in Egypt, mainly the Suez Canal corridor development project and developing harbors and logistics services, Presidency Spokesman Bassam Radi said.

The Italian premier welcomed the president in Italy where he is taking part in a mini summit of world leaders concerned with the Libyan file, saying Egypt is a key base for security and stability in the Middle East.

He expressed his country's appreciation of the active role played by Egypt to restore stability and security and support the national military institution in Libya.

Conte thanked Sisi for his participation in the mini summit which aims at holding consultations on ways to reach stability and security in Libya.

The Italian Prime Minister asserted his country's keenness on promoting cooperation with Egypt particularly in light of the positive developments in the economy.

President Sisi said Egypt is highly interested in promoting relations and cooperation with Italy in the various fields and coordinating stances regarding regional issues of mutual concern.

The meeting also tackled a number of issues pertaining to bilateral relations and the ongoing investigations into the murder case of Italian student Giulio Regeni to bring the criminals to justice, the spokesman added.

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