Arab Parliament Praises Egypt’s Peace Initiative for Libya

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On Saturday, the Speaker of the Arab Parliament Dr. Mishaal bin Fahm Al-Salami lauded Egypt’s new initiative for a political settlement and finding a solution to the Libyan crisis.

Al-Salami said in a statement that the “Cairo Declaration” sets a road map for reaching a political solution in Libya. It aims to end the fighting between the Libyan National Army (LNA) and the Government of National Accord (GNA), and pull out all foreign fighters from Libya’s territory.

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi announced Cairo’s plan for a ceasefire in Libya beginning June 8 after a tripartite meeting with the commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA) Khalifa Haftar and Speaker of the Libyan Parliament Aguila Saleh.

Sisi said that the political initiative, which he called the “Cairo initiative”, would pave the way for a return to normal life in Libya. He warned against using military force to resolve the crisis.

A political solution is the only way to resolve the crisis in Libya, Sisi said, adding that Libya’s security is a pillar of Egypt’s security.

All Libyan parties have been asked to partake in the ceasefire, al-Sisi said, adding that LNA Chief Haftar and Parliament head Aguila Saleh are committed to protecting the Libyan people’s best interests.