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Egypt tanks going to border with Libya

Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with President of the Arab Republic of Egypt Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, at the Egyptian side’s initiative.

The situation in Libya was discussed in detail. The Egyptian President informed his Russian counterpart about the talks held in Cairo on June 6 with President of the Libyan House of Representatives Aguila Saleh and Commander of the Libyan National Army Khalifa Haftar, where steps were proposed for a political settlement of the Libyan crisis. The Russian side praised the diplomatic efforts undertaken by Egypt. The two leaders reaffirmed their mutual interest in continued coordination of efforts to ensure a speedy cessation of hostilities and the launch of inter-Libyan negotiations under the auspices of the UN.

Also, the parties discussed current issues of further development of the Russian-Egyptian strategic partnership, including cooperation in industry, nuclear energy, and joint efforts in fighting the coronavirus infection.