Egypt Echo Calls of Foreign Forces Pullout From Libya

Published November 1st, 2021 - 08:35 GMT
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In this file photo taken on October 2, 2020, Libyan demonstrators lift placards and national flags during a rally in Martyrs Square in the capital Tripoli, to protest the deteriorating political, security, and living conditions in the country. (Photo by Mahmud TURKIA / AFP)
Egypt reiterates call for all foreign forces to leave Libya

Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry reiterated his country’s support for all foreign forces and mercenaries to leave Libya, during his meeting with UN Special Envoy to Libya Jan Kubis.

Ahmed Hafez, spokesman for Egypt’s Foreign Ministry, said Shoukry stressed that this foreign presence represents a threat to Libyan sovereignty, neighboring countries’ security and regional stability.

Shoukry also stressed that foreign forces and mercenaries should leave Libya simultaneously and without exception or distinction.

Hafez said the meeting also touched on the issue of holding Libyan parliamentary and presidential elections on Dec. 24.

Kubis briefed Shoukry on the results of his contacts with various parties concerned with the Libyan crisis, and his vision for achieving stability in the country.

This article has been adapted from its original source.

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