Egyptian MP, Osama Al-Hawari said that Cairo is “keen on restoring stability to Libya, and for it to return to normal economically and developmentally.”
In press statements, Al-Hawari indicated that the Libyan file “is at the top of the reconciliation files between Egypt and Turkey. It was opened directly between the foreign ministers of the two countries.”
The MP said that Cairo and Ankara “will work to end the state of division in Libya, so that it becomes a strong country in various fields.” He pointed out that the conflict in the Mediterranean basin “will shrink and great understanding will occur between the two countries.”
On Thursday, Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said Turkey and Egypt are planning to enhance cooperation to ensure stability in Libya.
“Ankara and Cairo will cooperate more closely regarding Libya,” Çavuşoğlu said at a joint press conference with visiting Egyptian Foreign Minister, Sameh Shoukry in Ankara.
“In our meeting today, we (saw) that our views are not essentially very different, but that we think differently on some methods,” he added.
“The two countries will work on a roadmap to hold elections in Libya, and training and reinforcing a unified military between forces in the east and west of Libya,” he said.
Shoukry said that “there is a mutual will regarding Libya between the two countries, and both states are on the same page in terms of the formation of a new government to represent the will of the Libyan people, and protect the territorial integrity of the country.”
Çavuşoğlu also said they are taking concrete steps in reappointing ambassadors.
Last month the Turkish FM visited Cairo on a one-day official visit upon Shoukry’s invitation, in a first between the countries in 11 years.
During his visit, Çavuşoğlu said that Ankara and Cairo agreed to continue joint coordination and consultations for the stability of Libya.
“We discussed Libya in a little more detail. We agreed that we are not rivals in Libya, and that we should work together for the stability of Libya. We will intensify our consultations on this issue as well,” Çavuşoğlu noted.