Germany's role in the United Nations Security Council is "to overcome regional conflicts," the country's chancellor, Angela Merkel, said yesterday.
"Egypt, of course, has a major problem with the unstable situation in Libya," Merkel added during a press conference held in the German capital of Berlin with the Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi.
"Libya, the Gaza Strip, and the two-state solution [Israeli-Palestinian] are top priorities on the German-Egyptian agenda," she stressed. "With Egypt, we can do more to solve these issues."
On his part, Sisi said that his country "will work together with Germany to push forward relations and to solve the region's issues."
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"Egypt is committed to supporting all the efforts exerted by international partners [UN] to resolve the political solution in Libya, especially after the recent developments in Tripoli," he reiterated.
Sisi arrived in Berlin on Sunday on a four-day visit – his third since he took office in 2014 – where he has been holding meetings with a number of German officials to discuss strengthening relations and boosting cooperation between the two countries.
During the conference, Sisi praised what he described as "Germany's support to Egypt in its war against terrorism and extremism, as well as supporting the country's national economic reform programme."
"We [Egypt and Germany] are determined to deepen the partnership between the two countries in light of the important position that Germany occupies internationally and within the European Union," Sisi concluded.