The head of Libya's new government chosen by the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum, Abdulhamid Dabaiba, expressed on Thursday that he looked forward to a "strategic relationship with Egypt and to benefit from its experience."
Commenting on his meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi in Cairo, Dabaiba said, "today I was pleased to meet with his Excellency Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, who expressed support for the national unity government and stressed the importance of the unity of Libyan soil and the cessation of all forms of war between Libyans."
Earlier today, a spokesman for the Egyptian presidency quoted Dabaiba as saying that Libya looks forward to "establishing a comprehensive partnership with Egypt, with the aim of replicating the successful models of its development experience, especially in terms of restoring security, stability."
"Egypt is keen to continue to support the Libyan people to complete the mechanisms of their country's administration, and to establish the foundations of peace and stability to safeguard its capabilities," Al-Sisi said. "Egypt is fully prepared to provide all its expertise and experience in the service of Libyans, thus contributing to putting Libya on the right track and preparing the state to launch towards the prospects of construction, development and stability," he added.