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Sisi, Merkel talk regional developments, situation in Libya

CAIRO – 15 November 2019: President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi on Friday received a telephone call from German Chancellor Angela Merkel where they exchanged visions on key regional and international issues, presidential spokesman Bassam Radi said.
The two leaders discussed the Libyan issue, Radi said, adding that Merkel affirmed her keenness to know about the president's vision on the developments of the Libyan issue, in light of Egypt's pivotal role in the region and its chairmanship of the African Union this year.
The Libyan issue has been one of the main points Sisi has focused on in the talks with world leaders, including Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohamed bin Zayed and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
On Thursday, President Sisi and Mohamed bin Zayed highlighted the importance of countering terrorism in Libya due to the danger of the spread of armed terrorist organizations in the country.
In this regard, the two sides highlighted Egypt's role in combating terrorism and reiterated the commitment to cooperate in combating terrorism and extremism.
Sisi and Johnson, earlier in November, In addition, discussed the latest developments on several regional issues of mutual concern, topped by the situation in Libya and Syria, Egypt's counter-terrorism efforts and means of preserving African peace and security in light of Egypt's current presidency of the AU.



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