The Presidential Council (PC) Hea, Mohamed El Manfi, met with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi on Tuesday to discuss the latest political developments in Libya and strengthen ties between the two countries.

The focus of talks was the elections, besides reconciliation and backing the 5 + 5 Committee, a statement by the PC head confirmed.

Menfi's meeting with President El-Sisi came on the sidelines of the 21st summit of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) held in Cairo.

 The two sides reviewed preparations for the presidential and parliamentary elections and means to ensure they are held on time and simultaneously for ending the transitional phase in Libya.

They also discussed supporting national reconciliation efforts in order to achieve peace and stability in the country, stressing the need to assist the 5 + 5 Joint Military Committee in accomplishing its tasks.

Menfi praised what he called Egypt's efforts towards finding a solution to the Libyan crisis, underscoring the depth of the historical relations and ties that unite the two countries.