Egypt’s Sisi, South African President discuss developments in Libya

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

CAIRO – Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi held Saturday phone talks with his South African counterpart, Cyril Ramaphosa, discussing topics such as the Libyan crisis and joint African efforts made to settle it within Egypt’s “Cairo Declaration” initiative.

Ramaphosa praised the work Egypt has done regarding Libya and welcomed the Cairo Declaration, which is consistent with the African Union’s efforts to resolve the crisis and eliminate the risk of its negative impacts on both neighboring countries and Africa as a whole.

President Sisi went over Egypt position’s towards Libya, which aims to reach a comprehensive political settlement to achieve security and stability, put an end to violence, infighting and terrorism, return state institutions and enact the desire of the Libyan people.

Egypt also called on members of the France-launched coalition of West African and European allies, during their first meeting on Friday, to take a firm stance against countries that finance, train, and transfer terrorists from Syria to Libya.

Egypt Independent