Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi said again his request for foreign soldiers and mercenaries to leave Libya. Also emphasizing the need of maintaining Libyan national institutions’ unity.
Egyptian President El-Sisi Measures
Egyptian President El-Sisi discussed measures to restore security and stability in Libya. As well as maintain its sovereignty and unity, with Khalifa Haftar, commander of the Libyan National Army. Also with Aqila Saleh, speaker of the House of Representatives.
In the presence of Abbas Kamel, the Egyptian General Intelligence Director, El-Sisi met with Libyan authorities in Cairo.
“The meeting discussed the changes in the Libyan arena in light of the special relations that link Egypt to Libya. Also its brotherly people, and the well-established Egyptian policy of considering Libya’s stability on the political. Also the security levels as part of Egypt’s stability,” said Egyptian presidential spokesman Bassam Rady.
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The conference also discussed the potential for Egyptian-Libyan collaboration and coordination, according to Rady.
Cairo will continue its efforts, according to El-Sisi. Which is to “prevent external intervention aimed at implementing its own agendas. As well as the removal of all foreign soldiers and mercenaries from Libyan territory.”
Haftar and Saleh stated that their stances are in line with Egypt’s approach to handling Libya’s transitional period. However particularly in terms of conducting presidential and parliamentary elections by the end of the year.
Mr. Saleh and Gen Hafter, whose forces run most of Libya’s eastern and southern regions and oil facilities. Who are close allies to Egypt.
They said that removing foreign soldiers from Libya will allow security institutions to fulfil their obligations and functions. In addition assisting in the restoration of security and stability throughout the nation.
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