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GNA: Egyptian delegation’s visit aims to restore diplomatic relations with Tripoli

Libya’s Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha discussed Sunday common security challenges and ways to enhance security cooperation” with a visiting Egyptian delegation in the capital Tripoli, in the presence of acting chief of intelligence of the Government of National Accord (GNA) Emad Al-Trabelsi.

The Interior Ministry said in a statement that Bashagha and the Egyptian delegation had discussed ways to support a ceasefire agreement reached in October between the legitimate Libyan government and forces loyal to warlord Khalifa Haftar.

The statement added that the Egyptian delegation and GNA officials went over the results of the 5+5 Libyan Joint Military Commission talks in Geneva and Sirte to support the UN efforts to end the current crisis by political and peaceful means.

The Egyptian delegation, headed by deputy intelligence chief Ayman Badie, arrived in Tripoli Sunday and met with the Foreign Minister of the Government of National Accord Mohammad Sayala and deputy head of Presidential Council Ahmed Maiteeq as well as Chief of General Staff Mohammad Al-Haddad at Corenthia Hotel.

Meanwhile, Libya’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammad Al-Giblawi denied media news about conditions being put by the Egyptian delegation to be agreed on by Libyan GNA in the discussions that took place Sunday.

Al-Giblawi said on Twitter that the Egyptian delegation’s visit aimed to restore diplomatic relations and cooperation between the two countries, adding that the Egyptian delegation vowed to reopen the embassy in Tripoli soon and to find urgent solutions to resume flights from Tripoli to Cairo.

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