Egypt welcomes permanent ceasefire agreement between Libyan conflicting parties

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Fri, 23 Oct 2020 - 03:16 GMT

FILE PHOTO: Libyan National Army (LNA) members head out of Benghazi to reinforce troops advancing towards Tripoli, in Benghazi, Libya, April 7, 2019. REUTERS/Esam Omran Al-Fetori/File Photo

FILE PHOTO: Libyan National Army (LNA) members head out of Benghazi to reinforce troops advancing towards Tripoli, in Benghazi, Libya, April 7, 2019. REUTERS/Esam Omran Al-Fetori/File Photo

CAIRO – 23 October 2020: Egypt welcomed the permanent ceasefire agreement in Libya after Libyan conflicting parties signed it during the ongoing UN-brokered talks in Geneva on Friday, said Spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ahmed Hafez in a statement.

 

“The success achieved today came as a continuation of the first face-to-face meeting hosted by Egypt in Hurghada late September,” Hafez said, calling on the countries involved in the Libyan affairs to contribute to the effort of ensuring the ceasefire.

 

Hafez expressed Egypt's support and aspiration to continue the political efforts exerted by the UN envoy to Libya to achieve the main goal.

 

On October 21, 2020, the United Nations (UN) Deputy Special Representative to Libya Stephanie William said the two Libyan delegations to the 5+5 Joint Military Commission talks have agreed on issues that “directly impact the lives and welfare of the Libyan people,” noting that the thorny work to cement a ceasefire in the restive North African country will continue.

 

 

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