UN envoy to Libya, Egyptian FM in Cairo discuss efforts to end current stalemate

The UN envoy to Libya, Abdoulaye Bathily, said on Twitter on Tuesday that he had a fruitful meeting with Egypt’s Minister of Foreign Affairs,Sameh Shoukry, in Cairo, adding that they had discussed the situation in Libya, its impact on neighbouring countries, and the role those countries should play in helping to overcome the current political stalemate.

Bathily said he had emphasized the need for regional and international actors to unify their views and constructively engage to help Libyans resolve the political impasse, starting with holding free and fair elections this year.

The UN envoy reiterated that he had expressed to Shoukry his appreciation to Egypt for facilitating talks between the House of Representatives and High Council of State as well as for its continued support for the Libyan people in their pursuit for peace and stability through inclusive elections.

Bathily attended earlier on Tuesday a meeting for the Libyan 5+5 Joint Military Committee (JMC) and discussed the continuation of the ceasefire as well as the expulsion of mercenaries from Libya. The meeting was attended by representatives of Sudan, Niger and Chad.


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