Egypt’s Chief of Staff, UN special envoy to Libya discuss political status

Author : Mircea Birca | Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Posted in category Africa, Africa News, Eurasia, Eurasia News
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As part of the efforts to achieve a political concord in Libya, the Chief of Staff of the armed forces, Mahmoud Hegazy, met on Sunday with UN special envoy to Libya Martin Kobler, who is currently visiting Egypt, the army spokesperson said in a statement on Facebook.

The meeting discussed the new updates in Libya following several previous ones that took place between the Libyan National Committee and a number of Libyan political entities to reach a political settlement, according to the statement.

During his meeting with Kobler, Hegazy asserted the importance of all political entities in Libya reaching a peace treaty, adding that this agreement should be based on preserving Libya’s unity and stability.

From his side, Kobler expressed gratitude to the ongoing Egyptian efforts that support the political dialogue and concord in Libya.

Recently, Egypt has started initiatives for the political scene in Libya to end the ongoing political and military conflict that erupted in Libya following the ouster and killing of its long-time leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. What started off as a popular uprising turned into a military conflict between numerous Libyan factions, battling for control over the country.

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