Cairo to host Inter-Libyan reconciliation conference in October

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Sun, 27 Sep 2020 - 12:40 GMT

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi met on Thursday with Libyan tribes’ leaders and notables, representing the spectrum of the Libyan people from across the country.- Press photo

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi met on Thursday with Libyan tribes’ leaders and notables, representing the spectrum of the Libyan people from across the country.- Press photo

CAIRO  27 September 2020: Cairo will host a massive conference for Inter-Libyan reconciliation in October, with the participation of dozens of Libyan personalities and tribal sheikhs, Youm7 reported Hassan Al-Mabrouk, a member of the preparatory committee for the Libyan national reconciliation conference on Saturday.
 
 
Mabrouk called upon the Libyan parties, the international community to solve the Libyan issue, preserve the unity and sovereignty of Libya and foreign interference, get rid of mercenaries, and to dissolve militias and disarm them.
 
 
He affirmed that national reconciliation can only take place through the immediate release of prisoners and detainees, and the return of the displaced and refugees with compensating them. Mabrouk also called upon Saif Al-Islam Muammar Gaddafi and other Libyan leaders to lead the comprehensive national reconciliation.
 
 
In addition to this, he called on the Libyan authorities, the UN Security Council, and the International Criminal Court to lift the restrictions on Saif Al-Islam Muammar Gaddafi, and his associates in order to contribute positively to the comprehensive national reconciliation.
 
 
On September 23, 2020, Libyan Parliament Speaker Aguila Saleh and Commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA) KhalifaHaftar met in Cairo to discuss the most recent developments on the field situation in Libya and ways to support a political solution to the crisis. 
 
 
Their visit comes within the framework of the moves led by Cairo to discuss the current developments in Libya.
 
 
Egypt is adopting a strategy of opening up to all Libyan parties supporting a political solution, as part of its support for efforts to defuse the crisis in the country.
 
 
Egypt earlier announced an initiative, dubbed the Cairo Declaration, which posits a Libyan-Libyan resolution as a basis for resolving the country’s conflict, drawing on earlier international efforts, including the Berlin conference.
 
 
On September 22, Egyptian President Sisi addressed several ongoing topics during the speech he gave at the United Nations’ 75th General Assembly which was held virtually due to the current Coronavirus pandemic.
 
 
President Sisi said that his country is committed to a political solution for the current crisis in Libya based on the Skhirat agreement, the Berlin conference, and Cairo’s declaration which set a schedule for establishing a consensual government.
 
 
Additional reporting by Walaa Ali
 

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