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An Egyptian-Tunisian agreement to confront interference and dry up the sources of terrorism

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Egypt and Tunisia agreed on the necessity of confronting foreign interference in the affairs of the countries of the region, combating terrorism and draining its sources.

During talks between Presidents Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi and Qais Saeed in Cairo today, Saturday, issues of the region, terrorism, Libya and joint cooperation were discussed.

Ambassador Bassam Rady, the official spokesman for the Presidency of Egypt, stated that “a single session of talks was held, followed by expanded discussions between the delegations of the two countries, as President El-Sisi affirmed Egypt’s keenness to exert more effort to advance the frameworks of bilateral cooperation at various levels, especially with regard to strengthening Effective communication channels between the two sides at the economic level, maximizing the volume of trade exchange and increasing inter-investment, as well as increasing consultations between the two brotherly countries on various regional issues of mutual interest, especially in light of Tunisia’s current membership in the Security Council.

For his part, the Tunisian president affirmed, according to Radi, “his country’s pride in the close and distinct ties and relations that bind it to Egypt at the official and popular levels,” praising “Egypt’s achievements during the past years at the domestic level in terms of achievements in the fields of security, stability and development, which led to its restoration. “For its pioneering and effective role at the regional and international levels, and its positive future implications for joint African and Arab action, and efforts to reach political settlements for the existing crises in the region, in addition to pushing forward economic integration and regional integration efforts.”

Said affirmed, “Tunisia’s keenness to activate cooperation frameworks and mechanisms of consultation and coordination with Egypt at all levels, whether with regard to bilateral issues or with regard to regional and international issues of common interest.”

Said also stressed during the press conference that followed the talks that “Egypt’s national security is our security.”

In a related context, the spokesperson for the Egyptian presidency stated that “the meeting witnessed discussions on ways to enhance security cooperation and exchange of information, especially in light of the many common challenges that the two sides face, chiefly the fight against terrorism and extremist ideology, as it was agreed on the need to strengthen cooperation.” Security and information exchange within this framework. “

The meeting also witnessed discussions on the latest developments of the Libyan issue, as the two presidents agreed on the need to intensify joint coordination in this regard, given that Egypt and Tunisia represent two direct neighboring countries that share extended borders with Libya, which leads to direct repercussions of the continuation of the Libyan crisis on their national security.

The two presidents welcomed the formation of the new Libyan executive authority, and affirmed their eagerness to continue supporting the Libyan people to complete the mechanisms of managing their country, stabilize the foundations of peace and stability, to safeguard the Libyan national capabilities and institutions and activate the will of its people, and to work to stop various forms of external interference in Libya, in a way that contributes to the situation of Libya. On the right track and preparing the country to launch towards prospects for construction, development and stability.

During the talks, a number of other regional files of common interest were touched, especially the issue of the Renaissance Dam, where Sisi reviewed the latest developments in this regard. For his part, the Tunisian president praised the sincere efforts made by Egypt to reach a fair and comprehensive agreement regarding the rules for filling and operating the dam to preserve its historical water rights in the waters of the Nile.

It is reported that this is the first visit of the Tunisian president to Egypt. Upon the arrival of the high-ranking Tunisian guest to the Ittihadiya Palace, President El-Sisi received him, where the official reception ceremony took place before the start of the summit meeting between the two leaders.

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