Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi and Algerian Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra agreed to support embattled Tunisian leader Kais Saeid in a bid to maintain stability in the country.
The consensus was reached during a meeting in Cairo after the two sides discussed recent developments in the nearby country.
As a result of the meeting, El-Sisi agreed with Lamamra to “fully support” President Saied.
The announcement came in an official statement following the talks.
Tunisia's President Kais Saied relieves ministers of finance as well as agriculture and technologies from position pic.twitter.com/MuYbqkZNGz— TRT World Now (@TRTWorldNow) August 2, 2021
Both sides agreed to implement the “will and choices” of the Tunisian people in order to preserve the security of the North African country.
El-Sisi also affirmed Egypt’s keenness to develop relations with Algeria in various fields and boost cooperation, construction and development between the two countries.
He also reiterated his firm stance over Egypt’s “historical rights to the Nile waters” and the country’s position on maintaining its water security.
El-Sisi urged the importance of engaging in the negotiation process to reach a comprehensive and legally binding agreement on the rules for filling and operating the Renaissance Dam, according to a statement from the official spokesman for the presidency.
The statement said that the meeting of El-Sisi and Lamamra also focused on developments of common concern, especially the situation in Libya.
“‘Why do you think that, at 67, I would start a career as a dictator?’” President Kais Saied of Tunisia said in a meeting with The Times, quoting Charles de Gaulle. He vowed to preserve hard-fought rights in the country where the Arab Spring began. https://t.co/KcvIyDMxQT— New York Times World (@nytimesworld) August 2, 2021
The two parties discussed political and security coordination and the exchange of information in regard to combating terrorism and extremist ideologies, which pose a threat to the entire region.
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