Thu, 16 Sep 2021 - 12:15 GMT
Thu, 16 Sep 2021 - 12:15 GMT
President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi receiving Libyan Prime Minister Abdel Hamid al-Dbeibeh in Al Itihadiyah Presidential Palace in Cairo, Egypt on September 16, 2021. Press Photo
CAIRO – 16 September 2021: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi received Thursday Libyan Prime Minister Abdel Hamid al-Dbeibeh stressing the salience of parliamentary and presidential elections scheduled for December 24 in activation of the free willpower of the Libyan people.
Dbeibeh was elected by a UN-sponsored national dialogue committee earlier this year to lead an interim government that controls the entire country and leads the transitional period until elections. That government is dubbed the Government of National Unity (GNU).
Sisi and Dbeibeh's meeting was attended by Egypt's Chief of General Intelligence Abbas Kamel, and Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli.
The reason behind the Libyan prime minister's visit is participating in the Egyptian-Libyan Joint Supreme Committee.
President Sisi underlined Egypt's eagerness on reinstating stability in its neighboring state, and empowering it to recover its regional and international role.
The president also reaffirmed Egypt's fixed stance on respecting Libya's sovereignty and its territorial integrity as well as the consolidation of the national institutions and unification of the Libyan National Army (LNA) so it would be capable of protecting the Libyan people's wealth and materializing its free willpower. That is coupled with refuting all forms of foreign interferences in the Libyan internal affairs.
President Sisi commended the efforts deployed by the GNU on the internal level to enhance the living conditions of Libyan citizens. He expressed confidence in the Libyan people's capacity to overcome the current challenges and rebuild a modern strong state that can accomplish peace and stability nationwide.
On his side, Dbeibeh asserted his country's appreciation for the highly crucial Egyptian role in stabilizing peace and stability in Libya, in light of the historic ties between both neighboring states.
The Libyan prime minister showcased the Egyptian support over strengthening national institutions, and the transfer of outstanding experience in the sectors of reconstruction and development. In that context, the Libyan prime minister pledged expanding cooperation between both countries by granting support to Egyptian investors who want to implement projects in Libya.
The meeting also covered developments on the Libyan scene whereas President Sisi hailed the recent promulgation of elections law, which is a key step toward completing the roadmap.
The president noted that Egypt's support is rooted in its political principles based on cooperation, building, development, and respect for the good neighboring concept.