Libyan Parliament’s Speaker to visit Egypt Sunday

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Sat, 08 Aug 2020 - 09:11 GMT

Speaker of the Libyan Parliament Aguila Saleh

Speaker of the Libyan Parliament Aguila Saleh

CAIRO – 8 August 2020: Speaker of the Libyan Parliament Aguila Saleh will visit Egypt Sunday, according to Libyan media outlets.

 

Parliamentary sources told Libyan media outlets that the visit program will include a meeting with the U.S. Ambassador to Cairo Jonathan Cohen on Monday to discuss Libyan developments.

 

Anonymous sources on Friday told Libyan outlets that the United States had offered to mediate in the Libyan crisis, at the time of the Turkish mobilization of Syrian mercenaries and armed militias affiliated with Fayez al-Sarraj.

 

Egypt is keen to help Libyan brothers to find a comprehensive political solution to the crisis in their country, which would restore stability and undermine the impact of terrorist organizations in Libya and neighboring states, Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said on Tuesday.

 

Libya is suffering a severe division between two factions; the Libyan Parliament and the Libyan National Army (LNA) led by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar in the east and the GNA led by Fayez Al-Sarraj. The latter is internationally recognized but is not accepted by the Parliament.

 

Hundreds were killed in continuous battles between the LNA and the forces of the GNA, over the past year.

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