During Aoun’s meeting with Sisi, Egypt’s president stressed that Lebanon needs to form a government.
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President Michel Aoun asked for support from the Egyptian and U.S. governments Monday ahead of this week's United Nations General Assembly debate. Aoun Monday met with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi and the latter made it clear that Lebanon needs to form a government.Political and diplomatic sources familiar with the meeting said that Sisi spoke of his country's support for Lebanon. The Egyptian president echoed Aoun and the Lebanese government's calls for a return to safe zones inside Syria.For his part, Aoun spoke of Lebanon's continued stability and security. Aoun went to Egypt on an official visit close to a year and a half ago and Monday's meeting continued where that meeting between Aoun and Sisi left off to look at ways of increasing bilateral ties.Separately, Aoun asked for the Lebanese diaspora in the United States to work with Washington to strengthen the capabilities of the Lebanese Army.Speaking on behalf of the ATFL, its president Edward Gabriel briefed Aoun on his organization's work to garner regional and international support for Lebanon.
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