Egypt's Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouli meets with Lebanese counterpart Najib Mikati in Egypt- press photo
CAIRO- 10 December 2021: Lebanon has asked for Egypt’s support in the field of natural gas to urgently produce electricity, said ِEgypt’s Cabinet in a statement on Thursday.
In his meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi on Thursday, Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati has asked for a number of demands including in the field of natural gas to urgently generate electricity for the Lebanese people, the Cabinet said, adding that President Sisi directed the government to meet these demands as quickly as possible.
President Sisi affirmed Egypt’s keenness to achieve the Lebanese interests and spare Lebanon from the dangers posed by the region’s conflicts.
This comes as part of Egypt’s keenness to help the Lebanese state’s capability and strength as well as people’s wealth and national fabric, Sisi said.
Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly, Head of General Intelligence Service Abbas Kamel and Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry attended the meeting.
For his part, Mikati hailed Egypt’s continued and sincere efforts to mobilize international support to Lebanon on all levels in light of the hard challenges faced by the Lebanese people, especially at the political and economic levels.
He hailed Egypt’s role as a main pillar to preserve stability in Lebanon and the Arab region.
Sisi welcomed Mikati in Egypt, affirming appreciation of the deep relations between the two countries on the popular and official levels.
Earlier this month, Mikati hailed Egypt’s continuous support to his country during its critical times and hardships.
Speaking to MENA, Mikati said he planned for visiting Egypt soon, noting that he was updated with the development projects in Egypt, orchestrated by Sisi, which made genuine and inspired progress in few years.
He said that Lebanon would never forget that despite running challenges, Egypt was the first countries, which dispatched foodstuff and aid planes to Lebanon after the 2020 Beirut massive explosion, in addition to its assistance amid the coronavirus crisis.