On Wednesday, Egypt and Italy demanded that foreign forces and mercenaries leave Libya without delay, and welcomed the opening of the coastal road between Sirte and Misrata.
This came during a phone call that Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry received from his Italian counterpart, Luigi Di Maio.
During the call, the two sides discussed a number of regional issues, especially the developments in Libya and Tunisia.
He briefed the Italian minister on the overall results of his recent visit to Libya and his meetings with various parties there.
For his part, Shoukry stressed the importance of fulfilling the road map approved by the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum and Security Council Resolution 2570 regarding holding the presidential and parliamentary elections on their scheduled date on December 24, 2021.
The meeting touched on the developments of the Tunisian scene, where Minister Shoukry stressed the importance of supporting stability and the legitimate aspirations of the people there.
He stressed Egypt’s solidarity with all the measures taken by President Kais Saied in order to respond to the hopes of the brotherly Tunisian people within the framework of achieving their free will, in a manner that preserves state institutions and overcomes the current delicate circumstance.