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Egypt, Germany discuss situation in Libya




Alwasat - Cairo Fri 20 Dec 2019, 12:38 PM
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Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed on Thursday the recent situation in Libya over phone, according to the Egyptian presidency.

Al-Sisi reaffirmed Egypt's stance toward the unity, stability and security of Libya, as well as its support for efforts to combat terrorism and extremist groups and militias that represent a threat not only to Libya, Presidential Spokesman Bassam Radi said.

The Egyptian president also highlighted his country's support for ending illegal foreign interference in the Libyan issue.

The two leaders emphasized the necessity to intensify efforts to end the Libyan crisis through a comprehensive approach, according to Radi.

Germany is preparing for a broad international conference on Libya early next year.

On Dec. 11, al-Sisi announced that a comprehensive solution in Libya will take place in the coming months.

In April, the Libyan National Army led by Khalifa Haftar launched an offensive to take over the capital Tripoli from the west-based UN-backed government.

At least 1,000 people, including around 100 civilians, have so far been killed in the conflict, and 120,000 others displaced, according to the World Health Organization.

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