Sisi tackles conflict in Syria with Putin

Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi called his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Tuesday to congratulate him for the Seventy-first anniversary of Russia’s Victory Day and to discuss the latest developments in Syria and Libya, state news agency MENA reported.

The Egyptian president stressed the importance of Russian and American efforts to reach an agreement on achieving a peaceful solution to the war in Syria.

Egypt has repeatedly stressed that a political solution between warring parties is the only way to end the current Syrian crisis.

The two presidents also discussed situation in Libya, with al-Sisi stressing the importance of supporting the Libyan government and its army.

The presidents touched on ways to enhance the cooperation between the two countries, and the continuation of efforts to restore Russian flights to Egypt.

Flights between Russia and Egypt have been suspended since the crash of a Russian airliner shortly after takeoff from Sharm El-Sheikh that resulted in the deaths of all passengers 224 on board.

Russia deemed the crash a result of terrorism, while Egypt is still investigating the incident.

source: Ahram Online