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Egypt's army chief discusses Libya situation with US general, diplomat

Ahmed Eleiba , Tuesday 11 Jul 2017
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Egyptian army's chief of staff Mahmoud Hegazy and US ambassador in Libya Peter Bodde in Cairo (Photo:Egyptian armed forces spokesperson Facebook page)
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Egypt's Armed Forces Chief of Staff Lt. General Mahmoud Hegazy met with senior US officials on Tuesday for discussions on developments in Libya and efforts to end the conflict there, according to an Egyptian armed forces statement issued on Tuesday.

Hegazy met in Cairo with General Thomas Waldhauser, the commander for US Africa Command (USAFRICOM), and Peter Bodde, the US ambassador to Libya.

High on the list of topics for discussion was Egyptian efforts to achieve a political settlement between rival political factions in Libya.

Hegazy stressed Egypt's desire to encourage the political process in Libya through national dialogue there.

Waldhausser and Bodde, meanwhile, expressed their appreciation for Egypt's efforts at restoring stability in the war-torn nation.

The meeting was attended by a number of Egyptian and US officials, including Egypt's ambassador to Libya.

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