Egypt ratifies support for political solution in Libya
Cairo, Sep 3 (Prensa Latina) Egypt's President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi ratified on Thursday his support for a political solution to the outbreak of violence that Libya has suffered for over nine years, and called for dismissing any foreign interference.
During a meeting in Cairo with the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs, Joseph Borrell, the president said that Egypt welcomes any positive measure or arrangement in order to facilitate calm, development and sovereignty of the neighbor nation, reported presidential spokesperson Bassam Rady.
Weeks ago, the main belligerent forces, the internationally recognized Government of National Accord - and the Tobruk Parliament - backed by the Libyan National Army - announced their decision to take steps towards a ceasefire in Maghreb territory.
The sides failed to maintain a truce outlined at the beginning of the year in that country, embroiled in a war since the overthrow of leader Muammar Gaddafi led to a controversial duality of powers, violent clashes between rival groups, the proliferation of mafias involved in human trafficking of irregular migrants, among other scourges.
In their conversation, El-Sisi and Borrell also analyzed the situation in Gaza and the West Bank and agreed on the need to reactivate negotiations between representatives of the Palestinian people and the Israeli government with the purpose of ending the long conflict, Rady added.
Both leaders insisted on the urgency of reaching a fair solution, in accordance with international rules and references.
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