Egypt FM hopes new Lybian govt to push for democracy

Author : Mircea Birca | Thursday, September 25, 2014
Posted in category Africa, Africa News, Eurasia, Eurasia News
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imgEgyptian Foreign Minister Affairs Sameh Shoukry welcomed the formation of the new Libyan government led by Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni, during the 69th UN General Assembly in New York, according to a Wednesday statement by the foreign ministry.

The foreign minister said that all the Egyptian government’s endeavours, including the August meeting in Cairo with Libya’s neighbouring countries, aim to support the legal Libyan institutions that represent the people’s will – chiefly, the elected parliament.

Expressing concerns about Libya’s current security unrest, Shoukry said that Egypt hopes that the new government will direct Libya towards the track of democracy, stability and reconciliation.

Shoukry also said that Egypt is against any kind of interference in Libyan affairs or providing weapons, adding that all the attendees during the meeting agreed that the situation in Libya needs a political resolution instead of military intervention.

Libya’s parliament approved the new government on Tuesday. It has 13 ministers and three deputies for Thinni but no oil minister.

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