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Egypt, UAE Welcome Agreement by Libyan Rivals to Resume Ceasefire Talks

Egypt, UAE Welcome Agreement by Libyan Rivals to Resume Ceasefire Talks

Wednesday, 3 June, 2020 - 05:00
FILE PHOTO: A member of Libyan National Army (LNA) commanded by Khalifa Haftar, points his gun to the image of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan hanged on a Turkish military armored vehicle, which LNA said they confiscated during Tripoli clashes, in Benghazi, Libya January 28, 2020. REUTERS/Esam Omran Al-Fetori/File Photo

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and his UAE counterpart, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, have welcomed the UN’s announcement that the Libyan National Army (LNA) and the Government of National Accord (GNA) accepted to resume talks on a ceasefire.

During a telephone call, the two foreign ministers reiterated adherence to a political solution that would support peace, security and stability across Libya.

In a joint statement issued Tuesday, Shoukry and Sheikh Abdullah called for the commitment to the UN-backed political process and the Berlin Conference on Libya.

They emphasized that the political process is the only solution for peace in Libya, and to maintain its territorial integrity.

The UAE and Egypt also affirmed that they stand with the Libyan people and all parties calling for calm to stop the bloodshed and achieve stability in Libya.

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