On Tuesday, Libyan Foreign Minister, Najla Al-Mangoush held a meeting with her Egyptian counterpart, Sameh Shoukry on the sidelines of their participation in the extraordinary consultative meeting of the Arab League, held in Qatar.
During the talks, the two ministers discussed the latest developments in Libya, stressing the importance of advancing the political process, and paving the way for the holding of the country’s upcoming elections, scheduled for December 2021
Shoukry invited his Libyan counterpart to visit Cairo in the coming days, to continue consultations regarding outstanding regional issues. The FM also reiterated Egypt’s keenness to provide support to Libya to ensure stability, away from foreign interference.
Notably, Shoukry said on Monday that he still had reservations regarding Turkey’s policies, whether on a bilateral level or regional level.
“We are looking forward to relations with Turkey on the basis of mutual respect,” he stated in an interview with Al-Jazeera news channel. He added that Egypt will continue to “evaluate their relationship, especially after the exploratory meetings between the two countries.”
“Egypt demands the immediate exit of all mercenaries and foreign fighters from Libya, who threaten Egyptian national security,” he told Al-Jazeera.