Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry has called for the exit of foreign mercenaries from Libya without delay, during a joint press conference with his Libyan counterpart Najla Mangoush.
Shoukry affirmed Cairo’s support for the Libyan Presidential Council during its transitional period to restore security and stability in Libya until the elections on Dec. 24.
He reaffirmed Egypt’s support for the Libyan interim executive authority, noting that he discussed with Mangoush the efforts to restore security and stability in Libya, and advancing relations between the two countries.
In #UNSC Arria on #Libya, Amb. Heusgen is clear: In order to maintain the positive momentum created by the ceasefire & the political process, all foreign forces, fighters & mercenaries must leave Libya.— German Mission to UN (@GermanyUN) June 18, 2021
🇩🇪 stands ready to support efforts of @UN & the Joint Military Committee! pic.twitter.com/aBEhIewnRd
Shoukry said that the talks with his Libyan counterpart included discussions about preparations for the Berlin ministerial conference, which will be hosted by Germany on June 23.
The meeting will discuss the Libyan crisis. The two ministers also discussed preparations for a new set of Libyan peace talks in Berlin.
The Egyptian foreign minister said that through this conference, both sides would seek the renewal of the commitment of the international community inside and outside of Libya.
He said that his and Magnoush’s renewed emphasis was on advancing joint cooperation frameworks aimed at ending foreign interference and preserving the capabilities of the Libyan people.
Meanwhile, his Libyan counterpart said: “We need Egypt’s support in the political process, to achieve stability and a cease-fire in Libya.”
“I can tell you President Erdogan confirmed during our meeting his wish that the foreign mercenaries, the foreign militias, operating on Libyan soil leave as soon as possible,” Macron says at the end of a summit of #NATO leaders in Brussels.https://t.co/u33HEitn3b— Al Arabiya English (@AlArabiya_Eng) June 14, 2021
Magnoush added that there were signs of hope for the unification of Libyans after the conference in Berlin.
This article has been adapted from its original source.
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