| 19 May 2024, Sunday |

Mikati’s talks in Cairo yield support for Lebanon in several areas

Egyptian President, Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, on Thursday received Prime Minister, Najib Mikati, at the Federal Palace in Cairo, in the presence of Egyptian Prime Minister, Mostafa Madbouly, Foreign Minister, Sameh Shoukry, and General Intelligence Chief Abbas Kamel.

For an hour and a quarter, the Lebanese-Egyptian relations and the situation in the region were reviewed.

President El-Sisi affirmed that Lebanon needs political accord for its revival and to return to being an Arab beacon.

During his meeting with Premier Mikati, President El-Sisi underlined supporting Lebanon at all levels, stressing that he gave his directives to the relevant ministries to address all Lebanon’s demands and fulfill them according to the available capabilities.

In an issued statement by the Egyptian Presidency, it said President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi affirmed pride in the depth of the close relations between Egypt and Lebanon at the official and popular levels, and Egypt’s keenness on the safety, security and stability of Lebanon, achieving Lebanese national interests and sparing Lebanon the dangers of conflicts in the region, within the framework of the Egyptian permanent concern for all Lebanon’s interests.

Moreover, Premier Mikati and Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly held bilateral talks this afternoon at the Egyptian government headquarters in Cairo.

The one-on-one was followed by extensive talks that covered an array of topics of interest.

Afterwards, Mikati visited the headquarters of the Arab League from which he thanked Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul Gheit for his efforts in unifying the Arab stance and constantly supporting Lebanon.

“I am fully aware of his continuous efforts to bring Lebanon and the Arab countries closer in views so that the Arab countries better understand Lebanon’s position. I have thanked him for his constant efforts in this regard and wished him success,” he said.



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