President Sisi, British PM discuss situation in Libya, Ethiopian dam



Thu, 18 Mar 2021 - 11:02 GMT


Thu, 18 Mar 2021 - 11:02 GMT

CAIRO – 18 March 2021: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el Sisi and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson discussed a number of regional issues, including the situation in Libya, as well as the developments in the Ethiopian dam crisis during a phone call, Tuesday.

Presidential spokesman Bassam Radi said in a statement that Johnson expressed his appreciation to Egypt’s efforts towards solving the Libyan crisis, pushing forward the political path and restoring the state institutions.

The two leaders exchanged views on the latest developments in the Ethiopian dam crisis.

“The president stressed that the dam issue is a national security matter to Egypt” the spokesman said. Sisi affirmed that reaching a legally binding agreement on clear rules of filling and operating the dam is a must.

According to Rady, Sisi also stressed keenness on boosting cooperation with Britain in different domains and importing technology from Britain.

In January 2020, Sisi meet with Johnson 10 Downing Street in London as they discussed cooperation between both countries.

Sisi indicated Egypt's aspiration to double the volume of British investments in Egypt and enhance economic cooperation between the two sides in light of the reforms launched by the Egyptian Government to improve the investment climate.

President Sisi praised the remarkable momentum witnessed in the bilateral relations between the two countries, stressing Egypt's aspiration to enhance political and security coordination with UK on various files of common interest.

The meeting also tackled the latest developments in a number of regional and international issues of common concern, most importantly the Libyan crisis. Both sides agreed to concert efforts to settle all aspects of the situation in Libya.

For his part, the British prime minister welcomed President Sisi’s visit to London, stressing his country's keenness to upgrade bilateral relations with Egypt, especially the economic and trade relations. Britain appreciated Egypt's pivotal role in stabilizing the Middle East and Africa regions, according to Johnson.




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