Egyptian foreign minister discusses Libya developments with European counterparts

Friday 24 Jul 2020

Sameh Shoukry
File photo: Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry (Photo: AP)

Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry discussed the latest developments in Libya with several European officials over the telephone on Thursday, the Egyptian foreign ministry said.

Shoukry spoke with High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy of the European Union and Vice-President of the European Commission Josep Borrell, Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio, Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias, and Maltese Foreign Minister Evarist Bartolo.

Shoukry shared in his calls the different aspects of the Egyptian vision of the Libyan crisis, warning about the dangers of current situation given the irresponsible escalation caused by transferring foreign fighters and terrorists to the country with the aim of destabilising the region and undermining Arab national security.

The Egyptian foreign minister also said that Libya’s stability and security could be achieved by working to reach a ceasefire and holding intra-Libyan negotiations for a political settlement, adding that the Cairo Declaration, which is based on the Berlin conference’s conclusions, paves the way for this.

He also called for firm collective action to address all foreign interference in Libya.

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