The Address | Benghazi – Libya
ADDIS ABABA – Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and Algeria’s President Abdelmadjid Tebboune held talks on the sidelines of the African Summit in Addis Ababa. The two spoke about means to combat terrorism as well as the current Libyan crisis.
Egypt’s presidential spokesman Bassam Radi said Sisi has affirmed his country’s supportive stance for Algeria in the face of terrorism, especially in the coastal region, in addition to the measures taken by the Algerian leadership to maintain security.
Sisi also pointed to the similar circumstances and challenges facing both countries, stressing the importance of bolstering security coordination and exchange of information on terrorist groups, which threaten them and the region in general, Radi added.
For his part, Tebboune highlighted his country’s pride in the close and distinguished ties it has with Egypt on the official and popular levels.
According to Radi, both presidents exchanged views on a number of regional issues of common interest, especially the Libyan crisis. They also agreed to intensify coordination in this regard, given that Egypt and Algeria are two neighboring countries throughout direct borders with Libya.
They also stressed their keenness to end the Libyan crisis through a political solution that would pave the way to restore security and stability in this brotherly country and undermines foreign interventions.