Egypt, Libya to activate strategic cooperation
Source: BI-ME , Author: BI-ME staff
Posted: Mon September 22, 2008 12:00 am

INTERNATIONAL. Egypt and Libya are keen to activate their strategic agreement signed in July to promote bilateral relations in all fields, the Egyptian official MENA news agency reported on Saturday night.

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi voiced the cooperation of the two countries during their summit meeting in Tripoli where Mubarak had just wrapped up a few hours' visit, according to MENA.

The summit dwelt on how to activate the strategic agreement between Egypt and Libya signed in their joint higher committee meeting in July, Egyptian presidential spokesman Soliman Awwad was quoted as saying.

Awwad said after the meeting that various ways of promoting Egyptian-Libyan relations in all fields, especially in oil, gas and investment sector, topped the Mubarak-Gaddafi summit talks.

During the talks, the two leaders also tackled Arab and African developments, as well as the developments in the Palestinian territories, topped by the Egyptian-sponsored national reconciliation talks, he added.

Among the issues the summit discussed, were the Iraqi situation, the Euro-Mediterranean cooperation, and the Darfur crisis and joint Egyptian-Libyan efforts to solve it, according to the spokesman.

Mubarak, who arrived in Tripoli earlier on Saturday to attend an Iftar banquet hosted by Gaddafi in his honour, returned home in the evening after the summit talks.

 

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