Egypt to Host Next Foreign Ministers Meetings of Libya’s Neighbours


Egypt will host the next round of talks for the foreign ministers of Libya’s neighbouring countries, with the aim of reaching a political solution to the crisis.

The final statement of the meeting welcomed the proposal by Egypt to host the upcoming meeting.

During the meeting in Algeria, Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry urged support for Libya’s 5+5 Joint Military Commission (JMC), to ensure the departure of all foreign forces and mercenaries from the oil-rich country.

Algeria hosted ministerial meetings of Libya’s neighbouring countries, on 30-31 August, with the aim of helping Libya overcome the stumbling path of a political settlement. Foreign ministers of seven countries participated, namely Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Sudan, Chad, and Niger.

Shoukry called for “comprehensive and credible” elections in December 2021, to bring an end to the extended transitional period, and end divisions.