Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron discussed a number of bilateral and regional issues of common interest, including the Libyan file to counter terrorism and extremism.
The official spokesperson for the Egyptian Presidency stated that the two discussed, during a phone call, "a number of bilateral and regional issues of common interest within the framework of their regular consultations to coordinate positions, especially joint efforts towards settling the Libyan issue within the stated lines and stabilizing the ceasefire."
The call also touched on the “common positions of the two countries vis-à-vis confronting terrorism and extremism and its supporters and ways to eradicate it, as well as dealing with terrorist acts recently witnessed in France. Condemning these acts in all their forms and the perpetrators."
The spokesman pointed out that the Egyptian President “called for the need to focus on spreading the values of coexistence between adherents of different religions through dialogue, understanding, mutual respect and not prejudice to religious symbols. Stressing that Egypt is continuing to play its role in this context, in a way that prevents terrorist groups and the countries supporting them from achieving success. Their objectives are to distort the image of Islam and to inflame feelings."