GNA Foreign Ministry: Egyptian FM Shoukry and FM Siala hold phone consultation

Alwasat - Cairo Mon 28 Dec 2020, 11:56 PM
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Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and his Libya Government of National Accord (GNA) Foreign Minister Mohamed Siala discussed on Monday over the phone the Libyan issue and mutual cooperation.

The two "discussed the Libyan issue and support for stability," Libya GNA Foreign Ministry's spokesman Mohamed Gablawi said in a statement.

Shoukry stressed the continuation of cooperation between the two sides, adding that a visit by an Egyptian delegation to Libya is a serious step in this direction, the statement added.

For the first time in six years, a high-level Egyptian delegation headed by Undersecretary of the Intelligence Service Ayman Badie visited the Libyan capital Tripoli on Sunday and held talks with senior officials on bilateral cooperation.

They discussed activating the signed agreements on economy and security, as well as reopening the Egyptian embassy in Tripoli and resuming flights between the two countries.

The Egyptian embassy in Tripoli was closed in 2014 when violent clashes erupted in the city between rival armed factions, which eventually led to the current political division in Libya.

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