Libyan Strongman Haftar Received by Sisi in Cairo

Published April 14th, 2019 - 11:47 GMT
Egypt's President and current Chairperson of the African Union, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, takes part in a joint press conference with Senegalese President at the Presidential Palace in Dakar for an official visit on April 12, 2019.  SEYLLOU / AFP
Egypt's President and current Chairperson of the African Union, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, takes part in a joint press conference with Senegalese President at the Presidential Palace in Dakar for an official visit on April 12, 2019. SEYLLOU / AFP
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The talks dwelt on the latest developments in Libya, MENA said, without giving details about when Haftar arrived in the Egyptian capital

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi held talks in Cairo on Sunday with East Libya-based military commander Khalifa Haftar, according to the official MENA news agency.

The talks dwelt on the latest developments in Libya, MENA said, without giving details about when Haftar arrived in the Egyptian capital

The Egyptian Presidency has yet to issue an official statement about the talks, which came amid a military campaign launched by Haftar to capture the capital Tripoli, where the UN-backed unity government is based.


Libya has remained beset by turmoil since 2011, when a bloody NATO-backed uprising led to the ouster and death of strongman Muammar Gaddafi after four decades in power.

Since then, the country’s stark political divisions have yielded two rival seats of power: one in eastern Libya, with which Haftar is associated, and another in Tripoli, which enjoys UN's support. 

This article has been adapted from its original source.    


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