North African Nations Discuss Latest Developments in Libya

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On Sunday, the Tunisian Foreign Ministry stated that the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Noureddine El-Ray, received telephone calls from his North African counterparts, including Libya’s Mohamed Siala, Algeria’s Sabri Bogadom, Egypt’s Sameh Shoukry, and Morocco’s Nasser Bourita.

In a statement, the Ministry said that the FM’s discussed the latest developments in Libya. It added that El-Ray reaffirmed his country’s support for the Libyan people and its national institutions, in a way that guaranteed Libya’s unity, sovereignty, security and stability.

The Cairo Declaration, the initiative announced by Egyptian President Abdel Fatah Sisi, seeks an immediate ceasefire between the warring parties starting from the 8th of June. As well as a UN supervised election for a a new Presidential Council, and the drafting of a constitutional declaration to regulate elections at a later stage.

President Sisi revealed the initiative in a joint press conference following his meeting with the Head of the Libyan National Army, Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, and the Libyan Speaker of the Parliament, Ageela Saleh.

A few hours after announcing the Egyptian initiative, a number of Arab, and European countries, in addition to the United States, welcomed the initiative launched in Cairo.