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CAIRO – 7 June 2020: Egypt's Coordination of Party's Youth Leaders and Politicians (CPYP), which consists of political parties’ representatives, have hailed the Cairo Declaration to resolve the crisis in Libya, which was announced by the president and Libyan leaders on Saturday.
The Cairo Declaration includes a plan for a ceasefire in the war-torn country starting Monday, June 8, a call for the removal of foreign mercenaries from Libya, and further political recommendations.
The Coordination announced its full support to the political solution in Libya, which has been introduced by the Libyan initiative emanating from this declaration. It added that this initiative includes principles to restore the Libyan state and its national institutions and stability.
It has also praised the efforts made by the Egyptian state over the last period, which aim at easing the suffering of the Libyan people and bringing Libya back to the international and Arab communities.
The Coordination called on all international, regional and Arab powers to carry out their responsibilities toward achieving Libyan unity, alleviating the suffering of the Libyan people and eradicating terrorist hotbeds.
The Coordination was established in 2018, after President Sisi called for developing political life. It aims at forming a dialogue platform between youth from different political movements.
Sisi announced the Cairo declaration after a tripartite meeting with the commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA) Khalifa Haftar and Speaker of Libyan Parliament Aguila Saleh on Saturday.
Sisi said that the political initiative would pave the way for a return to normal life in Libya. Sisi warned against using military tactics to resolve the crisis.
A political solution is the only way to resolve the crisis in Libya, Sisi said, adding that Libya's security is a pillar for Egypt's security.
All Libyan parties have been asked to partake in the ceasefire, al-Sisi said, adding that LNA Chief Haftar and the eastern parliament head Aguila Saleh are committed to protecting the Libyan people’s best interests.
Under the guidelines of the ceasefire, all foreign fighters must withdraw from Libya, he added.
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Additional reporting by Walaa Ali