During a meeting with Mohamed al-Menfi, President of the Libyan Presidency Council, El-Sisi defended the holding of general elections there to stabilize the situation, Egypt’s Presidential spokesman Bassam Rady said in a communique.
For his part, Al-Menfi thanked Cairo’s support for its national reconciliation efforts and its calls to the departure of foreign forces and mercenaries deployed in Libya.
During the meeting, the two sides agreed to intensify consultations and coordination to facilitate the holding of the presidential and parliamentary elections, the text detailed.
Tension in that nation escalated following the legislature’s decision to appoint Fathi Bashagha as the prime minister to replace Hamid Dbeibah, who refused to hand over power before the elections.
Libya has been plunged into a spiral of violence since the overthrow of Muammar al-Gaddafi in 2011, following a war supported by members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, among them the United States, France and the United Kingdom.