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Egyptian presidency says Trump welcomed Egypt's proposal for Libya ceasefire




Alwasat - Cairo Wed 10 Jun 2020, 07:30 PM
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The spokesman for the Egyptian presidency said that President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi held a phone call on Wednesday, with his American counterpart, Donald Trump, during which they discussed developments in the situation in Libya, in light of the "Cairo Declaration" initiative.

The Egyptian spokesman added that Trump expressed his welcome to "the Egyptian efforts to achieve a political settlement to the crisis and end the violence by supporting the ceasefire in Libya and activating the will of the Libyan people to achieve security and stability for their country."

Last Saturday, El-Sisi announced the "Cairo Declaration" initiative to solve the Libyan crisis in the presence of Speaker of Parliament, Aguila Saleh and Commander-in-Chief of the Libyan Armed Forces, Marshal Khalifa Haftar. The declaration included several items, the most important of which was the ceasefire starting from the 8th of June 2020, and the election of a presidential council by Libyan people under the supervision of the United Nations.

The initiative also includes: "the removal of foreign mercenaries from Libyan territory, the dismantling of militias and the handing over of their weapons, so that the Libyan army can carry out its security tasks, as well as the continuing work of the Military Commission."

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