World Bulletin / News Desk
President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi received a phone call late Monday from his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron during which they discussed a host of Middle East issues, including the conflict in Syria and Libya, presidential spokesman Bassam Radi said in a statement.
The talks also dwelt on efforts to combat terrorism as well as bilateral relations, the spokesman said.
According to the statement, the two leaders shared identical views on the need to advance political talks with a view to reaching settlements to end the conflict in both countries.
There was no official statement issued by the Elysee Palace about the talks.
Syria has fallen into civil war since 2011 when the Bashar al-Assad regime cracked down on pro-democracy protests with unexpected ferocity.
Libya has also remained dogged by turmoil since 2011, when a bloody uprising ended with the ouster and death of President Muammar Gaddafi after more than four decades in power.
France has recently become one of Egypt’s main sources of armaments after the U.S. and Russia.
Cairo also recently purchased two Mistral-class amphibious assault ships (helicopter carriers) from France, along with 24 Rafale multirole fighter aircraft.
The United Nations' International Labour Organization rarely creates this type of probe, known as a Commission of Inquiry. The last case was launched against Zimbabwe in 2008.
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Trump told reporters at the White House he had spoken with Putin, two days after the Russian strongman sailed to a fourth term as president, and with ties strained by the Cold War-style intrigue over the poisoning of an ex-spy in Britain.
At least seven others injured in attack near border with Colombia, army says
Terrorists were plotting attack, says Turkish military
The rare Senate vote addressing American war powers aims to shut down US military involvement in Yemen within a month unless Congress formally authorizes continued involvement.
The meeting of the world's leading economies in Buenos Aires comes days before US tariffs on steel and aluminum are due to come into force on Friday for all countries except Canada and Mexico.
Meeting cancelled after Russia, China, Kazakhstan and Bolivia voted ‘no’
'Despite the oppression they face, Iranians are fighting to reclaim their rights,' U.S. president says
Nearly 800 FARC militants assumed to be in Guaviare district where air force carried out strike
Two civilians and one security officer dead, another two officers wounded
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The French Embassy in Tel Aviv says it was taking the case 'very seriously'
The ISIL terrorist was responsible for taking by force houses of security members in Mosul