Al-Sisi dis­cusses Syr­ian, Mid­dle Eastern crises with Macron

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Pres­i­dent Ab­del Fat­tah Al-Sisi dis­cussed on Satur­day the sit­u­a­tion in the Mid­dle East in a phone con­ver­sa­tion with his French coun­ter­part Em­manuel Macron. The dis­cus­sion fo­cused on the Syr­ian cri­sis, ac­cord­ing to a state­ment from pres­i­dency spokesper­son Bassam Rady.

The two lead­ers ad­dressed the goals and scope of the airstrikes on Syria, which were launched by France, the UK, and the US two weeks ago. Macron told Al-Sisi that the strikes came in line with in­ter­na­tional le­git­i­macy as a re­sponse to abus­ing the in­ter­na­tional em­bargo on chem­i­cal weapons by the Syr­ian govern­ment.

For his part, Al-Sisi stressed Egypt’s con­stant stance, which re­fuses the use of in­ter­na­tion­ally for­bid­den weapons in Syria. He also pointed out the im­por­tance of an in­ter­na­tional in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the in­ci­dent in line with in­ter­na­tional ref­er­ences.

He also ex­pressed con­cerns over mil­i­tary es­ca­la­tion, which could lead to more de­te­ri­o­ra­tion and fur­ther com­pli­ca­tion of the sit­u­a­tion in Syria and its pos­si­ble neg­a­tive ef­fects on the Syr­ian peo­ple.

Ac­cord­ing to the state­ment, the two lead­ers ex­pressed sup­port for all the ex­erted ef­forts to set­tle the Syr­ian cri­sis po­lit­i­cally, as well as the im­por­tance of the par­tic­i­pa­tion of the Arab states and the per­ma­nent del­e­gates of the UN Se­cu­rity Coun­cil in the is­sue.They also stressed work­ing to counter ter­ror­ism, as Egypt is set to take part in a Paris con­fer­ence on con­fronting the fund­ing of ter­ror­ism on 26 April.

Macron also said that he di­rected his min­is­ter of for­eign af­fairs to visit Egypt by the end of April to dis­cuss boost­ing bi­lat­eral re­la­tions in sev­eral ar­eas of mu­tual con­cern.

The two lead­ers ad­dressed the goals and scope of the airstrikes on Syria

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