“During the conversation, the ministers discussed the situation in the Middle East and North Africa region with an emphasis on the crisis in Libya. Both sides reaffirmed that there is no alternative to resolving the situation in this country ... ”, the Russian foreign ministry said in a statement.

On July 20, the Egyptian House of Representatives authorized President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi "to take the necessary measures" to protect national security, which will allow the sending of troops to Libya. 

US President Donald Trump discussed the situation with his Egyptian counterpart around Libya.