Azhar's Council of Senior Scholars condemns escalations in Libya

Ahram Online , Saturday 4 Jan 2020

The council urged the Libyan people not to seek foreign assistance against fellow Libyans

Council of Senior Scholars
Al-Azhar's Council of Senior Scholars (Photo: Al-Ahram)

Al-Azhar's Council of Senior Scholars held an emergency meeting on Saturday to discuss the recent escalations in Libya.

During the meeting, the council said it rejected foreign meddling in Libyan affairs, adding that any intervention will only complicate the situation on the ground and lead to more bloodshed and loss of innocent lives.

The council announced its commitment to Egypt's stance on the escalations in Libya.

Last Thursday, the Turkish parliament approved military deployment in Libya to back Fayez Al-Sarraj's government in Tripoli.

The Egyptian parliament condemned in a statement on Thursday the Turkish parliament’s approval of sending troops to Libya, and warned against any Turkish military intervention in Libya.

Al-Azhar's Council of Senior Scholars called on Islamic countries and International organisations to prevent possible foreign interventions in Libya.

The council denounced what it called the "guardianship rationale" adopted by some regional countries to violate the sovereignty of Arab countries.

The council urged the Libyan people not to seek foreign assistance against fellow Libyans to preserve Libya's unity.

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