Egypt's chief of staff meets UN special envoy to Libya

Ahram Online , Monday 20 Feb 2017

Hegazy and Kobler
Egypt's Chief of staff Mahmoud Hegazy and the UN special envoy to Libya Martin Kobler (Photo: Egyptian armed forces)

Egyptian Chief of Staff Lt. General Mahmoud Hegazy met on Monday with Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya Martin Kobler to discuss the latest developments in the war-torn North African state, the Egyptian armed forces announced.

According to a statement issued by the armed forces, Hegazy and Kobler discussed the results of last week's meetings in Cairo -- attended by representatives of the two main political factions fighting for control of Libya -- and steps being taken to end the crisis.

The chief of staff emphasised in the meeting Egypt's keenness to settle the conflict based upon a Libyan national consensus and "national imperatives" like preserving state unity.

Kobler expressed his appreciation for Egypt's efforts to support a dialogue and reach a political agreement between the factions.  

Hegazy is currently heading the committee assigned to mediate between the Libyan factions in Egypt.

The meeting between Hegazy and Kobler was attended by a number of Egyptian armed forces commanders.

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