Sisi heads mini-summit in Palermo with Haftar, Sarraj

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Tue, 13 Nov 2018 - 01:16 GMT

President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi receives Libya's Army Commander Khalifa Haftar in Cairo in May, 2017- File Photo

President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi receives Libya's Army Commander Khalifa Haftar in Cairo in May, 2017- File Photo

CAIRO- 13 November 2018: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi convened Tuesday, Nov. 13 with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, Libyan Presidential Council Chairman Fayez al-Sarraj, Libyan Military Commander Khalifa Haftar and UN Envoy to Libya Ghassan Salame' in a mini-summit in Palermo, Italy, according to Italian Aki news agency.

The agency affirmed the meeting was also attended by Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, Algerian Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia, President of the European Council Donald Tusk and French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian.

"President Sisi exerted strong pressures on Haftar to convince him to attend the mini-summit, away from the conference program," the Italian-speaking agency said.

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