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UN acting envoy, Egyptian Foreign Ministry discuss developments in Libya

The UN Acting Envoy to Libya Stephanie Williams met Sunday in Cairo with Egypt’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry and discussed the rapid political and security developments in Libya.

According to the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Williams expressed her gratitude for Egyptian President’s welcome of the ceasefire calls by the Head of Libya’s President Fayez Al-Sarraj and HoR Speaker Agila Saleh.

Williams and Shoukry stressed the urgent need of resuming a comprehensive political process to avoid a renewed armed conflict in Libya.

Meanwhile on Sunday, Williams met with the Arab League chief Ahmed Aboul-Gheit and discussed the latest developments in Libya.

The Arab League chief and the UN diplomat agreed on the importance of building on the joint call for the ceasefire declared earlier in the month by the Government of National Accord and the House of Representatives in eastern Libya.

Aboul-Gheit reiterated the Arab League’s position that seeks a comprehensive settlement for the Libyan crisis through resuming negotiations to reach a permanent ceasefire in Libya under UN sponsorship and supervision, in addition to the end of oil blockade in the country, which has been imposed by Haftar’s militias since last January.

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