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Egypt reaches out to Greece amid tension with Turkey

Egypt is making diplomatic moves to counter Turkey’s growing involvement in the Eastern Mediterranean region amid escalating tension.

CAIRO — President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi received a phone call on Sept. 17 from the president of the European Council, Charles Michel. The two officials discussed a number of issues of common interest, including recent developments in the Eastern Mediterranean region and in Libya. They agreed to boost bilateral channels of consultation and stressed the need to reach a comprehensive political settlement of the Libyan issue in a bid to restore regional stability.

The phone call came after the head of Libya’s Government of National Accord, Fayez al-Sarraj, announced Sept. 16 his plan to resign from his post, saying, “We [the government] did not work under normal conditions. We were the target of internal and foreign conspiracies.”

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