Saudi newspaper: full Saudi support for Egypt’s position in Libya


The Saudi newspaper, Al-Sharq Al-Awsat, shed light on Saudi Arabia’s position on the Libyan crisis, which was confirmed yesterday during the visit of Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan to Cairo, where the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia strengthened its agreement with Egypt yesterday, by affirming its “full” support for Cairo’s position on Libyan crisis. Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Abdullah bin Farhan held important discussions in Cairo, which included consultations with President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi and Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry.

Al-Sharq Al-Awsat newspaper

The foreign ministers of the two countries stressed during a press conference yesterday, “there is full agreement and coordination between Cairo and Riyadh regarding the necessity of removing Libya from foreign interference and the importance of a political solution.” The Saudi Foreign Minister stated that he assured his Egyptian counterpart, “the Kingdom’s full support for the Egyptian position on Libya, as well as (Cairo Declaration) calling for a cease-fire.

And while the Egyptian army forces carried out measures to “line up and prepare for combat” on the western borders of the country, the chief of staff of the navy in the “national army”, Major General Faraj Mahdawi, told “Asharq Al-Awsat” that “the Libyan navy is now at the highest readiness in preparation for any possible confrontation” ».

Mahdawi said, “They are capable of stripping any effectiveness of the capabilities of the (Al-Wefaq) forces,” adding that “but our ability is modest compared to the strength of the Turkish fleet, and this is not a secret or something to be ashamed of.”


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