Sunday January 19, 2020
President Abdel Fattah El Sisi met today, Sunday, in his residence in the German capital, Berlin, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
Ambassador Bassam Radi, a spokesman for the Presidency of the Republic, said that President Al-Sisi stressed Egypt’s keenness to deepen the strategic and extended partnership with the United States of America, which would maintain security and stability in the Middle East region, requesting his regards to be conveyed to US President Donald Trump.
In turn, the US Secretary of State conveyed the greetings of President Trump to President Sisi, affirming the commitment of the US administration to strengthening frameworks of joint cooperation with Egypt in various fields, and his country’s support for Egypt’s efforts to achieve comprehensive and sustainable development, as well as its relentless efforts to settle crises in the entire region.
Ambassador Bassam Radi said that the meeting witnessed discussions on developments in Libya within the framework of the Berlin conference this afternoon, where President Sisi stressed in this regard that there is no way to settle the crisis except through a comprehensive solution that addresses all dimensions of the issue through clear and specific paths. Political, security, and economic, with the formulation of a clear mechanism that enjoys consensus and the will to implement the provisions of these tracks.
Pompeo expressed the United States’ aspiration to intensify joint coordination with Egypt on the Libyan issue, in light of the Egyptian political weight in its regional environment, and its experience with the Libyan file.
According to the statement, the meeting touched on the file of the Renaissance Dam, and President Sisi expressed appreciation for the efforts of the United States in sponsoring the tripartite negotiations related to the Renaissance Dam, expressing the aspiration for the continuation of the American role in this context to reach a comprehensive agreement preserving Egypt’s historical rights in the waters of the Nile.
The US Secretary of State stressed the interest and eagerness of the American administration in the success of these negotiations to produce positive and fair results that safeguard the rights of Egypt, as well as all parties.