CAIRO: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi has affirmed Cairo’s support for efforts by Tunisia’s new government to achieve national stability and development.
During his meeting with Tunisian Prime Minister Najla Bouden, El-Sisi expressed his wishes for the government’s success in overcoming the various challenges facing the country.
El-Sisi also affirmed Egypt’s readiness to offer all possible help to Tunisia, and to develop cooperation in order to consolidate the two countries’ historically brotherly relations.
Bassam Rady, spokesman for the Egyptian presidency, said the meeting emphasized the common desire to strengthen cooperation frameworks and channels of communication, especially at the political and security levels, and to exchange information on combating terrorism and extremist ideology.
The meeting also touched on regional issues of common interest, especially the situation in Libya.
The two sides agreed on the importance of strengthening relevant coordination frameworks given that Egypt and Tunisia share an extended border with Libya.
There was an emphasis on supporting efforts to achieve security and stability in Libya by implementing relevant UN and international agreements.
The latest developments regarding Ethiopia’s Renaissance Dam were also reviewed. El-Sisi expressed his appreciation for Tunisia’s support for Egypt’s position on the need for a comprehensive and legally binding agreement on filling and operating the dam.
Bouden extended the greetings of the Tunisian president and expressed appreciation for Egypt’s support for her country.
She also affirmed Tunisia’s pride in its close relations with Egypt and its interest in bolstering coordination, especially in the economic and security fields.