Egypt, Sudan to co-ordinate on Libya unrest

2014-10-20 05:00
Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (File: AFP)

Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (File: AFP)

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Cairo - Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi says his country will work with Sudan to support Libya's military against Islamic militants.

El-Sisi's remarks on Sunday came at the end of a two-day visit by Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir.

The chaos in Libya is a top foreign policy concern for Egypt, which has seen cross-border attacks by Islamic militants. Libya's new government has accused Sudan of arming "terrorist groups" in Libya, a charge Khartoum denies.

El-Sisi said Sudan and Egypt agreed to coordinate efforts to achieve stability in Libya through supporting state institutions, primarily the military. Al-Bashir said his country "sees eye to eye" with Egypt on bilateral and regional issues.

Al-Bashir has an international arrest warrant against him for war crimes in Sudan's restive western Darfur region.

Read more on:    abdel-fattah el-sisi  |  omar al-bashir  |  egypt  |  libya  |  north africa

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