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Egypt keen to achieve stability in Libya: FM Shoukry

Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry received, on Saturday, Abdullah Al-Lafi, Vice-President of the Libyan Presidential Council, and his accompanying delegation, in Cairo. Ambassador Ahmed Hafez, the spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, stated that Shoukry reiterated during the meeting Egypt’s full support for Libya as an independent and sovereign state over its entire national …

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Al-Sisi urges necessity of holding Libyan elections by December, removing mercenaries

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi received, on Wednesday, US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan, in which the former stressed the importance that Egypt attaches to the success of the political track and the removal of foreign forces from Libya. Al-Sisi urged the necessity of holding general elections in Libya in December 2021 as previously scheduled, …

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Libya’s parliament withdraws confidence from government

The Libyan parliament announced, on Tuesday, the withdrawal of confidence from the national unity government led by Abdel Hamid al-Dabaiba. This comes half a year after it assumed power and three months before the end of its duties and the holding of general elections in the country, in a step that may further complicate the …

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Egypt, Libya discuss bilateral relations on sidelines of UN General Assembly

Egypt’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry met, on Monday, President of the Libyan Presidential Council, Mohamed Al-Menfi, to discuss building on the momentum witnessed in bilateral relations between the two neighbours. The official spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Ahmed Hafez, said that the meeting dealt with the developments in the Libyan …

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Security Council approves technical rollover for mandate of UN mission in Libya

The Security Council on Wednesday adopted a resolution to approve a “technical rollover” for the mandate of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) to allow more time for negotiations on a longer-term mandate renewal. Resolution 2595, which was unanimously adopted by the 15-member council, decides to extend the mandate of UNSMIL till Sept. 30, …


Arab League welcomes confidence-building steps in Libya

The Arab League welcomed the release of eight Libyan detainees who were handed over to the Misurata Council of Elders, praising the efforts made in this regard as part of confidence-building measures that are required to be repeated during the coming period. The General Secretariat of the Arab League said in a statement on Tuesday, …

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Egypt, Libya review preparations for 11th session of Joint Higher Committee

Rania Al-Mashat, Egypt’s Minister of International Cooperation, discussed with Mohamed Al-Hweij, Minister of Economy and Trade in the Government of National Unity in Libya, economic and technical cooperation between the two countries, in the presence of Salama Al-Ghwail, the Libyan Minister of State for Economic Affairs. It comes within the Ministerial Preparatory Committee’s efforts; co-chaired by Al-Mashat and Al-Hweij, to prepare for the 11th session of the Egyptian-Libyan …

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Berlin II Conference calls for immediate withdrawal of foreign mercenaries from Libya

IS suicide bomber attacks security checkpoint in southeast Libya

An Islamic State (IS) suicide bomber attacked on Sunday a security checkpoint belonging to the eastern-based army in the southeastern Libyan town Zalla, without causing any casualties.    “An IS suicide bomber attacked the Zalla checkpoint with a car bomb, causing no human casualties,” the spokesman of the eastern-based army, Ahmad al-Mismari, posted on his …


Egypt, Italy discuss developments in Libya, Tunisia

Egypt’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry received, on Wednesday, a phone call from his Italian counterpart Luigi Di Maio, to discuss a number of regional issues, especially the developments in Libya and Tunisia. The Italian minister briefed Shoukry on the overall results of his recent visit to Libya and his meetings with various parties …

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