Shoukry, Bassole discuss region situation

Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry met with his Burkina Faso counterpart Djibrill Yipene Bassole to discuss the situation in African countries, according to a Ministry of Foreign Affairs statement issued Wednesday.

The discussions held between the two ministers included covering bilateral relations between the two countries. Shoukry asserted the Egyptian government’s primary concern encouraging Egyptian companies including EgyptAir and the Arab Contractors Company, to implement projects in Burkina Faso.

A ministry spokesman said the meeting included a discussion on the regional situation in Africa particularly in Libya. Shoukry reviewed the Egyptian initiative that was presented in the fourth ministerial meeting for Libya’s neighbouring countries, held last month.

The meeting, held in Egypt, included discussions from foreign ministers from Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Sudan and other countries on the ongoing turmoil in Libya.

The ministers emphasised the importance of supporting the “legitimacy” of the Libyan state’s institutions. Shoukry stressed the need for “immediately” forming a government and creating an “internal national dialogue to achieve agreement between all the factions of the Libyan people”.

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