Egyptian, Mauritanian presidents discuss counter-terrorism cooperation, Libyan crisis

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CAIRO, EGYPT - JUNE 24: Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi speaks during the graduation ceremony of Egyptian Military Academy in Cairo, Egypt on June 24, 2014. (Photo by Pool-Egyptian Presidential Press Office/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT – JUNE 24: Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi. (Photo by Pool-Egyptian Presidential Press Office/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi and his Mauritanian counterpart Mohamed Ould Ghazouani discussed on Sunday joint cooperation in combating terrorism and the repercussions of the Libyan crisis.

During a phone conversation, both leaders also discussed ways to enhance joint military and security cooperation as well as counter-terrorism efforts in Africa’s Sahel area, Egyptian Presidential spokesman Bassam Rady said in a statement.

The discussions also focused on economic cooperation, trade exchange and ways to increase mutual investment.

The two presidents also exchanged views on the Libyan crisis, the spokesman said, adding that they stressed the need to enhance coordination on the situation in Libya.

They also highlighted the direct repercussions of the ongoing Libyan crisis on the national security of the two countries, as well as regional security.

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