El-Sisi and Putin say determined to launch Libyan negotiations as quickly as possible

Alwasat - Cairo Mon 08 Jun 2020, 05:48 PM
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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, held a phone conversation on Monday, to discuss the developments of the Libyan crisis, confirming their joint determination to ensure the launch of the Libyan negotiations as soon as possible.

According to a Kremlin statement quoted by Russia Today, the Putin and Sisi contacts were made "on the initiative of the Egyptian side", where Sisi briefed Putin on the talks that took place last Saturday in Cairo with the Speaker of the Libyan Parliament, Aguilah Saleh and the commander of the Libyan National Army, Khalifa Haftar.

The statement indicated that "the Russian side praised Egypt's diplomatic efforts" in this direction.

The two presidents affirmed the "joint determination to continue coordination with the aim of ensuring a ceasefire in Libya and the start of Libyan negotiations under the auspices of the United Nations as soon as possible."

The two presidents also discussed "the development of the strategic partnership between Russia and Egypt, including joint action in the industrial fields, nuclear energy, as well as cooperation in combating the coronavirus pandemic," according to the Kremlin.

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