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Egypt and Libya boost socio-economic relations

Cairo, Sep 17 (Prensa Latina) Egypt and Libya have signed 14 Memorandums of Understanding and six agreements in several socio-economic sectors, as part of their revival of the bilateral relations, an official source reported on Friday.

A communique stated that the treaties were signed during the 11th round of meetings of the joint higher committee, in which Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly and his Libyan counterpart Abdul Hamid Dbeibah participated.

The documents relate to agriculture, social solidarity, civil aviation safety, oil and gas, maritime pollution control, housing, construction and youth, and sports.

Dbeibah was received on Thursday by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, who ratified Cairo’s willingness to support the neighboring country in the elections that will be held in December, and in which its highest authorities will be elected.

During that meeting, the head of State called for the evacuation of all foreign troops from Libya, 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, following 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 the Arab nation until the elections are held in December.