Washington, Aug 20 : In a telephonic conversation with Egypt’s foreign ministry Sameh Shoukry, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo raised concerns over the Libya conflict and stressed on the need for a political solution.
Pompeo also discussed with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry cooperation to tackle the Islamic State and al-Qaida militant groups, the State department said in a statement.
I had a productive call today with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry. The United States is committed to supporting #Egypt in our common fight against terrorism and our shared goal of promoting regional security.
— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) August 19, 2019
“The Secretary and the Foreign Minister shared concern over prolonged violence and instability in Libya, and agreed on the need to achieve a political solution to the conflict,” it said.
Egypt’s foreign ministry said the two also discussed the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, as well as crises in Syria and Yemen. On the Palestinian crisis, Shoukry “stressed the need to reach a comprehensive solution.”
During the talks, Shoukry stressed the need to reach a comprehensive solution to the Palestinian cause on the basis of a two-state solution and international legitimacy resolutions.