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Egypt is concerned about situation in Libya and supports talks

Sameh Shoukry Egipto,

Egypt is concerned about situation in Libya and supports talks

Cairo, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) Egypt has expressed its concern over the current crisis in Libya and affirmed that it is making great efforts to ensure a peaceful solution to the situation in the neighboring nation.

The problems there are a cause of concern for us due to the neighborly relations and the binding ties between both countries, Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said in a press briefing along with his Austrian counterpart Alexander Schallenberg.

Referring to the recent protests in several Libyan cities, the Egyptian minister said that it was a sign of popular dissatisfaction.

Shoukry reiterated Egypt’s support for the UN-mediated Libyan national talks while he criticized the failure to meet the agreed deadlines to end the crisis.

Libya’s presidential elections should have been held in December 2021 but they were postponed due to differences among rival factions over laws regarding the process and the eligibility of candidates for the top office.

That nation has been plunged into a spiral of violence since the overthrow and later assassination of Muammar al-Gaddafi in 2011, following a war supported by members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.


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