Egypt, Tunisia reiterate need to remove mercenaries from Libya

A meeting of bilateral talks between President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi and the President of Tunisia, Kais Saeid, was held in Cairo as the former confirmed that he focused in his talks with his guest on ways of cooperation to ensure the consolidation of stability and security in Libya, by taking what is necessary for the exit of all foreign fighters and mercenaries from Libyan territory.

The Egyptian President affirmed that Cairo and Tunis agree on the importance of preventing all forms of interference in the internal affairs of Libya and moving towards strengthening the concept of the national state, while working at the same time to assist the existing authorities there in preparation for consolidating the state of stability, which will positively reflect on the future of the region.

He added that the two countries agree on the need to confront all terrorist activities and extremist ideology that poses a threat to the region and its peoples.

Al-Sisi stressed the importance of activating the Arab role to support the new authority in Libya so that it can perform its role in the transitional phase and hold elections on the scheduled date, with the need to deport all foreign fighters and mercenaries from Libyan lands, which guarantees the protection of the sovereignty of the Libyan territories.

The expanded meeting between the two presidents began with the presence of the two countries’ delegations to discuss a number of regional and international issues of mutual interest, as well as ways to strengthen bilateral relations and joint cooperation in all fields, especially at the security, economic and investment levels.

On the Egyptian side, Ambassador Sameh Shoukry, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister Abbas Kamel, Head of General Intelligence, and Ambassador Bassam Rady, the official spokesman for the Presidency of the Republic, participated.

An official reception ceremony was held for the Tunisian president, where music played the national anthems of Egypt and Tunisia, and the two presidents shook hands with a guard of honor.


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