The spokesman for the Egyptian Foreign Ministry, Amr Rushdie, has said that the government attaches the utmost importance to the strong historical links between Egypt and Libya. As such, said Rushdie, his government rejects any hostile acts against the Libyan revolution.
Both countries are now keen to develop relations following the successful revolutions, in order to meet the aspirations of the people in politics, economics and culture. Part of this will include easier procedures for Libyans to obtain visas to enter Egypt.
Rumours that Egypt has been using satellite television channels to incite people against Libya were denied by Minister Plenipotentiary Rushdie. He pointed out that the channels in question broadcast on the Noursat platform, not Egypt's Nilesat.
With regard to the calls for some Libyan nationals to be extradited from Egypt, Rushdie explained that there are already systems in place for dealing with such requests. Officials from both sides are meeting to discuss the issues, but he stressed that Egypt will put the best interests of the Libyan people and nation first and foremost in its deliberations.