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Egypt’s president calls for withdrawal of foreign forces from Libya

Egypt’s president calls for withdrawal of foreign forces from Libya

Cairo, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi called for the evacuation of all foreign troops from Libya and reiterated his support to the December elections in that country, an official source informed on Wednesday.
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The president’s statements came during a meeting with Aguila Saleh, Speaker of Libya’s House of Representatives, and Marshal Jalifa Haftar, commander of the self-proclaimed Libyan National Army, a communique stated.

During the meeting, to which Abbas Kamel, Chief of Egypt’s General Intelligence Service, attended, the latest events in that country were discussed, whose stability is considered fundamental for the national security of this country, as the two nations share more than 1,100 kilometers of land border.

The president insisted on the evacuation of all foreign forces from that territory, where several reports inform of the deployment of thousands of Syrian extremists sent by Turkey.

The neighboring nation has been experiencing a spiral of violence since Muammar al-Gaddafi was overthrown in 2011, after a war directly supported by several members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, among them the United States, France and the United Kingdom.

Under the auspices of the United Nations, 75 Libyan delegates, representing several factions and territories, elected a transitional Government in February to lead this Arab nation until the elections are held in December.


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