Egypt's El-Sisi and US security adviser discuss Libya, Gaza in Cairo

Update Egypt's El-Sisi and US security adviser discuss Libya, Gaza in Cairo
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi and US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan meet in Cairo. (Spokesman of the Egyptian Presidency)
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Updated 29 September 2021

Egypt's El-Sisi and US security adviser discuss Libya, Gaza in Cairo

Egypt's El-Sisi and US security adviser discuss Libya, Gaza in Cairo
  • El-Sisi and Sullivan also discussed reconstruction in the Gaza Strip and the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam
  • On Libya, the two sides agreed to reinforce coordination on the withdrawal of foreign forces and the unification of Libyan military institutions

CAIRO: Egypt's president and visiting US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan agreed to intensify international efforts over upcoming elections in Libya at talks in Cairo on Wednesday, an Egyptian presidency statement said.
President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi and Sullivan also discussed reconstruction in the Gaza Strip, the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), bilateral relations and the situations in Tunisia, Syria, Yemen and Iraq, the statement said.
Sullivan arrived in Cairo after trips to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates and was accompanied by Brett McGurk, White House coordinator for the Middle East and North Africa.
On Libya, the two sides agreed to reinforce coordination on the withdrawal of foreign forces and the unification of Libyan military institutions, the statement said. El-Sisi stressed the importance of sticking to a plan to hold elections in December, it added.
The planned poll is part of a United Nations-led effort to reunify Libya after years of conflict and division, but faces deep challenges.