Bashagha: We reviewed ways to strengthen security cooperation and intelligence sharing with Egyptian delegation

Alwasat - Cairo Sun 27 Dec 2020, 08:23 PM
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The Minister of Interior for Libya's Government of National Accord, Fathi Bashagha, described his meeting with the Egyptian delegation that visited the capital Tripoli on Sunday as "fruitful and constructive." Adding that he reviewed "ways to strengthen joint security and intelligence cooperation in order to protect the interests of the two states and the region from the threat of terrorism and organized crime."

"Our relations with Cairo are very important and we look forward to strengthening our relations with all brotherly countries," Bashagha said in a tweet, noting that "Libya will be a point of consensus, not an arena of dissonance and conflict."

The Egyptian delegation discussed "common security challenges and ways to strengthen security cooperation between the two brotherly countries," the Ministry of Interior said in a statement. Adding that they also discussed ways to support the ceasefire agreement and the outcomes of the "5+5" Defense Committee, in order to "support UN efforts on political dialogue and exit the current crisis through political and peaceful means."

The high-level Egyptian security and diplomatic delegation from the National Committee on Libya arrived in Tripoli on Sunday morning, the first such official visit since 2014.

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