ECSS chief: Egypt able, ready to protect its national security

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Fri, 05 Jun 2020 - 10:02 GMT

Libyan coastguards stand on an armoured boat as they patrol the sea off Libya's western coast. (AFP/File)

Libyan coastguards stand on an armoured boat as they patrol the sea off Libya's western coast. (AFP/File)

CAIRO - 5 June 2020: Khaled Okasha, general director of the Egyptian Center for Strategic Studies (ECSS), has stressed that Egypt is able to protect its national security.

He told MENA on Thursday that the Turkish activities inside Libya promote the revival of Daesh and other terrorist organizations.

He warned that the Turkish interference in Libya undermines the efforts exerted over the past years by the United Nations and the anti-Daesh international coalition to put an end to the control of terrorist groups over large areas in Syria and Iraq.

Okasha said Egypt warns against such Turkish interference since the mobilization and training of thousands of militias and mercenaries from Syria to Libya will aggravate the lack of security and stability and promote division in the Arab country.

He added that Egypt has explicitly announced its strict stance on rejecting this Turkish interference in Libya.

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