Arab League envoy to Libya visits Cairo Monday

Karem Yehia, Tunis , Sunday 8 Jan 2017

Efforts continue to try to balance competing Libyan parties and draw a close to the protracted national crisis

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File Photo: Arab League in session in its headquarters Cairo, Egypt. (Photo: Reuters)

Arab League envoy to Libya Salaheddine Jamali will head to Cairo on Monday to meet with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry to discuss the Libyan crisis, Jamali told Al-Ahram newspaper.

He also will attend the permanent delegates consulting meeting of the Arab League.

"Egypt, Tunisia and Algeria agreed on Tunisia's president initiative to hold a triple summit to discuss the escalated situation in the Libya conflict," Jabali told Al-Ahram.

Jamali also said that a roadmap has been formed lately, adding some elements to the Libyan political agreement that was signed in Shkirat, Morocco, in December 2015.

"All Libyan parties accepted to add the new elements to the agreement, which will take into account latest developments in the Libyan conflict and support a balance between all Libyan parties," he added.

Meanwhile, Jamali said that he has not met yet Libyan General Khalifa Haftar, but will sit down with him as soon as possible as he is considered a "part of the solution to the Libyan crisis".

Jamali denied reports published Saturday in one Tunisian newspaper that he will head to the UN Security Council to issue a ceasefire resolution in Libya.

"No ceasefire is needed in Libya at the moment as there are no continuing battles, what they really need is to convince the Libyan parties that the military option is pointless, and what matters is focusing on the dialogue," Jamali said.

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