The Egyptian President and his South African counterpart during a previous meeting
The Egyptian President and his South African counterpart during a previous meeting

On Saturday, the President of South Africa, Cyril Ramafuza, praised the Egyptian efforts focused on the Libyan file, welcoming the initiative of the Cairo Declaration.

Ramafuza emphasized that Egypt's initiative is consistent with the efforts of the African Union to settle the Libyan crisis and end the risks of its negative repercussions on the stability and security of the neighboring countries and the African continent as a whole.

On Saturday, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi discussed in a telephone conversation with his South African counterpart, the current developments of the Libyan issue and the joint African efforts to settle them within the framework of the Cairo Declaration initiative.

According to the Egyptian presidential spokesperson, Ambassador Bassam Radi, the two presidents also reviewed the current negotiating position on the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam file.

For his part, President Sisi reviewed the constants of the Egyptian position on the Libyan issue, which aim mainly to reach a comprehensive political settlement that achieves security and stability, and put an end to violence, infighting and terrorism, with the return of state institutions, activating the free will of the Libyan people and preserving their capabilities.

The contact also dealt with exchanging views on developments of the current position of the Renaissance Dam file and related tripartite negotiations, as well as prospects for bilateral cooperation between Egypt and South Africa in various fields, including efforts to combat the emerging Corona virus pandemic.