Macron also praised Egypt’s great efforts to restore security and stability in the war-torn country in light of Cairo’s declaration as an extension of the Berlin track to resolve the Libyan crisis, said the presidential spokesperson Bassam Radi.
The presidents stressed the importance of stopping all illegal foreign intervention on Libyan lands that use armed militias and terrorist organizations to achieve its objectives at the expense of stability in Libya and regional security as a whole.
They also agreed to continue joint coordination in the coming period to support efforts to find a solution to the crisis, added Radi.
In early June, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, Commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA) Khalifa Haftar, and Speaker of the Libyan Parliament Aguila Saleh announced a new joint statement from Cairo, a political initiative to end to the conflict in Libya and obliges all foreign parties to “suppress all foreign mercenaries throughout the country”.
Egypt, France and the United Arab Emirates support the government of eastern Libya while Turkey and Qatar support the National Accord Government (GNA) in Tripoli.
Turkey recently transferred thousands of jihadists and Syrian mercenaries to support the GNA in its confrontation with the LNA.
Earlier this week, the Libyan parliament passed a motion authorizing Egypt to intervene militarily if necessary to safeguard the “national security” of the two countries in light of what it called a Turkish occupation.
On Wednesday, Cairo received a delegation from several Libyan tribes of Benghazi for discussions on the current crisis and how to overcome it.
Last month, Egyptian President El-Sisi warned that Cairo has a legitimate right to intervene in the neighboring war-torn country to restore security and stability after GNA-affiliated forces repelled Haftar’s forces in the capital.
El-Sisi said that any intervention in Libya by Egyptian forces “would be led by the Libyan tribes”, stressing that the Libyan front line of Sirte and Al-Jufra is “a red line” for Egyptian national security.
Meanwhile, Macron accused Turkey of flouting its commitments by strengthening its military presence in Libya and bringing in jihadist fighters from Syria.
NATO investigates French accusations that Turkish navy did not respond last month to an Allied call to inspect a ship this month in the Mediterranean, an incident that Paris suspects involved in arms smuggling Turkish to Libya