Libya-Egypt Discuss Libyan Crisis Settlement

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On Saturday, the Speaker of the Libyan Parliament, Ageela Saleh, held a meeting with Major General Abbas Kamel, the Chief of Egypt’s General Intelligence Service. The two officials discussed ways of achieving a comprehensive settlement of the Libyan crisis in coordination with the United Nations and the international community.

The meeting was attended by a number of Libyan MPs.

During the talks, they discussed the latest developments in Libya and the need to develop Egyptian-Libyan bilateral relations at all levels during the coming period.

Earlier today, the Commander-in-Chief of the Libyan National Army (LNA), Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, held a meeting with Major General Abbas Kamel in the Al-Rajma area of Benghazi.

The duo discussed all files of common interest between Egypt and Libya, in addition to reviewing all issues related to joint national security of the two countries.

During the meeting, Kamel praised the LNA’s efforts in fighting terrorism and arresting locally and internationally wanted criminals. He also stated Egypt’s appreciation of the role of the LNA Commander in Chief, who in turn offered his sincere thanks to the Egyptian leadership, army and people, for their prominent role in supporting all Arab issues in general and helping resolve the Libyan crisis in particular.

Egypt is adopting a strategy of opening up to all Libyan parties supporting a political solution, as part of its efforts to defuse the crisis in the country.

Egypt announced an initiative earlier, dubbed the Cairo Declaration, which posits a Libyan-Libyan resolution as a basis for resolving the country’s conflict, drawing on earlier international efforts, including the Berlin conference.