"Solution for Libyan crisis" part of talks between Sisi and Johnson

Alwasat - Cairo Tue 21 Jan 2020, 10:24 PM
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Tuesday there was a need to maintain the cease-fire in Libya and look for a political solution to the lingering crisis.

His remarks came at a meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fateh al-Sisi in Downing Street, a day after the UK-Africa Investment Summit, according to a statement from the British government.

On Jan. 12, Libyan parties announced a cease-fire in response to a joint call by the Turkish and Russian leaders. However, the talks for a permanent cease-fire deal ended without an agreement after Haftar left Moscow without signing the deal.

On Sunday, Haftar accepted in Berlin to designate members to a UN-proposed military commission with five members from each side to monitor implementation of the cease-fire.

“The leaders also discussed the situation in Libya, following their attendance at the Berlin Conference on Libya on Sunday,” the statement added.

“The prime minister stressed the need for a cease-fire and for UN-led talks to find a political solution to the conflict,” it concluded.

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