Wrap-Up: Libya’s update- All you need to know on Egypt’s Sisi meeting with tribal leaders

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Thu, 16 Jul 2020 - 09:20 GMT

CAIRO16 July 2020: Meeting with Libyan tribal leaders, Egypt’s President Abdel Fatah Al Sisi commented on possible Egyptian intervention in Libya, promising that Egypt will intervene "only at the Libyans' request and withdraw upon their order.” Sisi added that Egypt is willing to receive and train youth from tribes to help build a Libyan national army.

The Libyan-Egyptian conference heldunder the theme “Egypt and Libya one people …one destiny” aimed at activating the free will of the Libyan people for a better future and for serving the coming generations.

Sisi affirmed during the conference that Egypt supports the unified Libyan state, excluding armed and extremist militias. He added that the Sirte-Jufra red line shall not be crossed, describing it as a call for peace by Egypt to activate the political solution in the country.

He affirmed that Egypt hopes Libyan tribes will help resolve the crisis.


 

Egyptian Army to intervene 'at Libyans’ request, withdraw upon their order': Sisi to tribal chiefs
 

 

Egyptian Army to intervene 'at Libyans' request, withdraw upon their order': Sisi to tribal chiefs

Sisi: The Egyptian Army needs the Parliament's approval to intervene in Libya - Sisi: One of the parties to the Libyan conflict fell under control of a foreign power - Sisi: The Egyptian Army, in the even of intervening, will be led by Libyans carrying the Libyan flag CAIRO - 16 July 2020: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi on Thursday commented on possible Egyptian intervention in Libya, promising that Egypt will intervene "only at the Libyans' request and withdraw upon their order."

 

Condemning the presence of militias in the war-torn country, Sisi stressed Egypt’s rejection to allow outlawed elements to take Libya as a resort and called on tribal members to get involved in a unified national army and allow only state institutions to possess weapons.

 

 

 

The president affirmed that Egypt rejects foreign interference in the Libyan affairs and seeks political, social, military stability in the western neighbor.

 

“Egypt’s defense of Libya and vice versa is a commitment that comes as a result of national solidarity between the two countries,” Sisi said, adding that the heroic actions by the Libyan people, on top of which those of leader Omar Al-Mukhtar, and their struggle over the ages to achieve independence prove their rejection of foreign interference.

 

Sisi also said the main goal of the Egyptian efforts on Libya at all levels is to activate the free will of the Libyan people, for a better future for the country and the next generations, the Presidency said in a statement.

Egypt’s main goal in Libya is to activate people’s will: Sisi to tribal chiefs
 

 

Egypt's main goal in Libya is to activate people's will: Sisi to tribal chiefs

CAIRO - 16 July 2020: Egypt's President Abdel Fattah El Sisi on Thursday said the main goal of the Egyptian efforts on Libya at all levels is to activate the free will of the Libyan people, for a better future for the country and the next generations, the Presidency said in a statement.

 

 


 

Libyan Armed Forces: Our battle against terrorism, Turkish colonial ambitions ‘still on’
 

The General Command of the Libyan Arab Armed Forces released a statement Thursday hailing the Libyan people for their sacrifices, and steadfastness and continuous support of the armed forces.

The statement ensured that the Libyan people supported the Libya Armed Forces in its successive statements, in which it announced adherence to its national principles, awareness, and absolute rejection of Turkey’s ambitions to expand to extend its influence over the country.

The statement further went on explaining Turkey’s “aggressive colonial motives” in the Arab region “to plunder our wealth, and address [Turkish] suffocating economic crises, in a blatant evocation of the will of the Libyan people, national sovereignty, after traitors opened the way for [Turkey] to capture our lands, desecrate our pure soil by direct military intervention and send mercenaries and terrorist fighters of different global terrorist organizations in a shameful deal.”

“We salute our heroic patriotic army for its valiant response to the brutal Turkish colonialism, and to make the greatest sacrifices in defense of the homeland and the Libyan dignity and capabilities,” read the statement.

The statement further praised other brother Arab countries “who realized the reality of the scene in Libya, and sensed the danger of terrorist and militia organizations, which control the capital Tripoli, and the so-called illegitimate presidential council, and understood the reality of the Turkish colonial ambitions and its plan to control the wealth of Libyans.”

 

 

Libyan Armed Forces: Our battle against terrorism, Turkish colonial ambitions 'still on'

CAIRO - 16 July 2020: The General Command of the Libyan Arab Armed Forces released a statement Thursday hailing the Libyan people for their sacrifices, and steadfastness and continuous support of the armed forces.

 

 

During several phone calls, Thursday, Egypt’s officials discussed the latest updates on Libya with counterparts.

Egyptian and French Presidents in a phone call have agreed on the need to undermine illegal foreign intervention in Libya, which takes advantage of armed militias and terrorist organizations for its own gain, the Egyptian Presidency said in a statement.

This comes while the head of the Supreme council of the Libyan tribes Sheik Mohamed Al Mesbahi said in June that the Libyan people seek to revive the Arab Joint defense agreement in order to end the Turkish and outlawed militias’ existence on the Libyan soil.

During the phone call, Egypt’s Abdel Fattah El Sisi and France’s Emmanuel Macron agreed that those who illegally intervene in Libya undermine the stability of Libya and regional security, the Egyptian Presidential Spokesman Bassam Radi said. They also called for continuing coordination between the two countries in the coming period to back efforts aiming at settling the Libyan crisis.

Macron, in this regard, praised Egypt’s continuous efforts to enforce security and stability in Libya, within the framework of the Cairo Declaration announced by Sisi in June, as an extension for the outcome of the Berlin Conference in Libya.

 

 

Egyptian, French Presidents urge ending 'illegal' foreign intervention in Libya: Spox

CAIRO - 15 July 2020: Egyptian and French Presidents in a phone call have agreed on the need to undermine illegal foreign intervention in Libya, which takes advantage of armed militias and terrorist organizations for its own gain, the Egyptian Presidency said in a statement.

 

Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry discussed with his Italian counterpart Luigi di Maio the latest updates on the Libyan political crises in a Thursday phone call, as both officials have warned against the consequences of illegal foreign interference in Libya and infux of foreign fighters to the Arab country.

Shoukry and di Maio reviewed the regional issues, particularly the latest developments in Libya that pose threats to stability in the region, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ahmed Hafez said.

Shoukry asserted the necessity to back efforts to reach a comprehensive and permanent solution for the Libyan crisis depending on the Cairo Declaration and Berlin deal.

Shoukry also briefed his Italian counterpart on the details of the meeting held earlier in the day between President Abdel Fatah El Sisi and chieftains of Libyan tribes that represent all categories of the Libyan people.

The ministers praised close ties between Cairo and Rome, hoping to strengthen cooperation in all fields.

The ministers also touched upon the murder of Italian student Giulio Regeni to find facts to settle this issue, Hafez added.

 

 

 

 

Egypt's FM Shoukry warns against foreign intervention in Libya during phone call with Italian counterpart

CAIRO - 16 July 2020: Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry discussed with his Italian counterpart Luigi di Maio the latest updates on the Libyan political crises in a Thursday phone call, as both officials have warned against the consequences of illegal foreign interference in Libya and infux of foreign fighters to the Arab country.

 

Additional reporting by Egypt Today Staff, Noha Al-Tawil, Amr Mohamed Kandil 

 

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