Egypt to train Libyan army and police

Author : Mircea Birca | Friday, August 29, 2014
Posted in category Africa, Africa News
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Egypt has decided to open its doors to train the Libyan police, army and all their subsidiary bodies, and will collaborate with neighbouring countries to collect illegal arms.

Libyan Foreign Minister Mohamed Abdel Aziz , head of the Libyan Parliament Saleh Okeila, and Military head Abdel Razek Al-Nazouri announced the collaborations following a meeting with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, reported state-owned Al-Ahram.

Okeila said that Libya will remain united, while Al-Nazouri said the Libyan army is capable of “crushing extremists and terrorists”.

The Libyan Foreign Minister asserted that there was no legitimate authority in Libya except the elected parliament.

He also said that the process of collecting arms will be conducted in parallel with the neighbouring countries and is aimed to achieve national consensus. This is especially so given that some of the armed groups in Libya contributed in the overthrow of former Gaddafi.

“We will talk with those who wish to hand over weapons, while terrorist groups that insist on the use of violence will be crushed and we are capable of doing so,” said the Libyan Military Head.

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