President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi held a meeting with Lebanon’s Prime Minster-designate Saad Al-Hariri in Cairo on Wednesday, in which he affirmed Egypt’s keenness to support Lebanon in overcoming its political and financial crisis.
The meeting was attended by Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and head of General Intelligence Abbas Kamel.
Sisi gave Hariri his well wishes in forming a new cabinet that brings Lebanon and its people security and stability, a task that Hariri was appointed to do back in October.
The Egyptian president reiterated Egypt’s readiness to provide all forms of support and assistance to Lebanon, especially in the face of the fallout from the Beirut Port explosion and the coronavirus outbreak.
Hariri affirmed Lebanon’s pride in the close historical ties that bind the two countries and expressed Lebanon’s appreciation for Egypt’s tireless and sincere efforts to mobilize international support for Lebanon.
Egyptian Presidency Spokesperson Bassam Rady announced that the meeting reviewed the overall Lebanese political scene and discussed the most prominent regional developments, as well as ways to enhance the existing bilateral cooperation between the two countries.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm
IMAGE: Sisi, Hariri hold talks in Saudi Arabia on June 29th, 2019.