Sisi, Obama Agree On Developing Relations

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi held important talks with US President Barack Obama on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly meetings at Obama’s request.

An official Egyptian statement said the summit dealt with means of developing bilateral relations in the various domains to the best benefit of the two countries. The statement also underlined the need for consultations on a wide range of regional and international issues.

The statement said the two leaders agreed on the importance of Egyptian-US relations and their keenness to develop them to the best interest of the two countries.

The two leaders also agreed on launching a mechanism for strategic dialogue at the level of foreign ministers. Talks provided a chance for the two leaders to interact as they underlined keenness to communicate with each other, the statement added.

During the meeting, President Sisi said the government is adopting its policies in response to the popular will and national priorities as this is the fruit of two great revolutions which have put Egypt on the path towards building a democratic state that enhances the values of freedom, respects human rights and satisfy the aspirations of the Egyptian people for development and progress.

As for the situation in Libya, President Sisi referred to hazards emanating from unstable conditions in Libya and the need for confronting terrorist organizations there. They stressed the importance of supporting elected and legitimate institutions there and the government, which was approved by parliament.

The two presidents rejected foreign interference in Libya and financing terrorist elements there, stressing the need for launching a political dialogue among different Libyan factions which reject violence and terrorism within the framework of the initiative which was agreed on by Libya’s neighbors.

Source : Egypt State Information Service