A general view of the talks between the rival factions in the Libya conflict at the United Nations offices in Geneva, Switzerland October 20, 2020 . Fabrice Coffrini/Pool via REUTERS
CAIRO – 5 February 2021: Egypt welcomed the results of voting for a new Libyan executive power in the UN-led forum in Geneva on Friday, expressing its aspiration to work with the new Libyan interim authority over the coming period until transferring the power to an elected government in elections due to convene on December 24, 2021.
Egypt called on the Libyans to continue upholding the supreme interest of their country, asking all international and regional parties to support this peaceful path to settle the Libyan crisis, restore stability, put an end to foreign interference in its affairs, and kick all foreign fighters out of Libyan territories, said Spokesperson of the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a statement on Friday.
In a run-off vote in Geneva, the Libyan representatives have elected Mohamed Menfi as the head of the Libyan Presidential Council of a new interim government and Abdul Hamid Dbeibah as a prime minister.
The run-off vote came after all the candidates for the Presidency Council failed to obtain 70 percent to win the position on Wednesday.