Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry stressed on Sunday – to the UN Special Envoy for Libya Ján Kubiš – the necessity of removing foreign troops and mercenaries from Libya, during a meeting in Cairo on developments related to the war-torn country.
The Egyptian foreign ministry said that Shoukry received the UN envoy in Cairo to discuss developments on the Libyan crisis and the means to reach a political solution.
He reviewed the efforts exerted by Egypt to achieve political reconciliation in the country, affirming the necessity of completing the current political path through holding a meeting by the House of Representatives to form the government, in order to hold planned elections before the end of the year.
Shoukry stressed the necessity of a commitment by all parties to implement the ceasefire, as well as the importance of combating attempts aiming at impeding the unification of Libyan security institutions or the entrenchment of divisions in the country.
Kubiš briefed Shoukry with the outcomes of his communication with parties involved in the crisis, presenting also his vision in initiating various tracks.
He praised Egypt’s stance while supporting a political solution in Libya, the statement added.