Al-Sisi received Saleh and Haftar and stressed the importance of timely Libyan elections. Egypt News

  Al-Sisi received Saleh and Haftar and stressed the importance of timely Libyan elections.  Egypt News

Today, Tuesday, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi welcomed the Speaker of the Libyan Parliament, Aguila Saleh, and retired Major General Khalifa Haftar, emphasizing that Egypt works with all Libyans to ensure Libyan unity. Will continue its efforts to coordinate.

And Bassem Redi, spokesman for the President of Egypt, posted on his official Facebook page – that “President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi welcomed both Mr. Aguila Saleh, Speaker of the Libyan Parliament, and Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, Commander-in-Chief of the Libyan Armed In the presence of Mr. Abbas Kamel, Chief of Army, General Intelligence.

The Egyptian president stressed the importance of holding elections in Libya next December.

The Egyptian presidency said – in a statement – that Sisi received both Saleh and Haftar in Cairo, “in the presence of Egypt’s chief of General Intelligence Abbas Kamel”, without details of the duration of his visit to the country.

A second statement from Egypt’s presidency – published by the country’s official news agency – said the meeting “discussed the latest developments in the Libyan region … and seeks cooperation and coordination between the two countries in the times to come.” The prospects were reviewed. Level.”

Al-Sisi stressed that “Egypt will continue its efforts to coordinate with all Libyan brethren in the times to come, thus contributing to ensuring the unity and solidarity of Libya’s national institutions.”

In this regard, the Egyptian President referred to the “importance of achieving important parliamentary and presidential elections, which are expected by the end of this year (2021), and to prevent foreign interference.”

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For their part, Saleh and Haftar “emphasize the stability of their position with Egypt’s approach to managing Libya’s transitional phase, in particular the need to ensure that presidential and parliamentary elections are held before the end of this year.” be,” according to the Egyptian statement.

Libya has been witnessing political success for months under the auspices of the United Nations. On 16 March, an elected transitional authority – consisting of a unity government and a presidential council – assumed its duties to lead the country in parliamentary and presidential elections on 24 December. .

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