Sisi: region cannot afford more instability
The Middle East region has suffered from chaos and instability over the last 4 years, as well as a power vacuum, which was exploited by extremist groups in Syria, Libya, and Egypt, said President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi in an interview with Fox News on Wednesday. Its a very difficult task to confront such groups, but Egypt has achieved great progress in confronting “Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis” in Sinai, he added.
When asked if he believes that UN peacekeeping troops should be employed in Libya, Al-Sisi explained that we need to support national armies, and that he has personally demanded that the embargo on the Libyan army be lifted in order to assist them in performing their mission to take control and ensure stability. He added that the region cannot afford more instability, and that leaving the Libyan people captive to extremists isn’t acceptable.
He emphasized the importance of Egypt’s relations with the Gulf allies, explaining that the security of the Gulf region is part of Egypt’s security. He added that Egypt and the Arab countries can achieve security together.