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Egypt to host meeting with France, Italy, Greece, Cyprus FMs to discuss Libya situation

The ministerial meeting would come few days after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the start of Turkish troop deployment to Libya

Menna Alaa El-Din , Monday 6 Jan 2020
Egypt
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Egypt is set to host on Wednesday a ministerial coordination meeting with the foreign ministers of France, Italy, Greece and Cyprus to discuss the ongoing rapid developments in Libya, a statement by the foreign ministry read.

According to the statement, Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry will hold the meeting with his counterparts to discuss pushing forward efforts to reach a comprehensive political resolution for the Libyan crisis and military actions that aim to hamper such efforts.

The foreign ministers will also discuss the overall situation in the Eastern Mediterranean.

The ministerial meeting comes a few days after Shoukry held phone calls with his Italian and French counterparts Luigi Di Maio and Jean-Yves Le Drian, where they agreed that Turkey’s recent intervention in Libya endangers security and peace in whole the region.

The calls, which came shortly after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the start of Turkish troop deployment to Libya, are part of intensive communications by Egypt with international partners on ongoing developments in Libya.

In the past weeks, tensions have continued to mount in the Mediterranean region following controversial accords signed between Ankara and Libya's Government of National Accord, led by Prime Minister Fayez Al-Sarraj.

 

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