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El-Sisi: We discussed with the Russian president the repercussions of the recent clashes in Tripoli

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MOSCOW – Egyptian President, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, said Wednesday that he discussed with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, the repercussions of the recent clashes in the Libyan capital Tripoli.

El-Sisi said during a press conference with his Russian counterpart: “Talks touched upon the political and security developments in Libya and we exchanged assessments on all contacts and moves by various actors in Libya.”

The Egyptian president added: “I was keen to inform President Putin of Egypt’s vision of the political solution in Libya and the efforts exerted by Cairo to consolidate the Libyan military establishment to enable it to carry out its tasks effectively.”

El-Sisi also stated that “Recent clashes in Tripoli  proved that relying on militias in security operations is very dangerous.”

On August 26, armed clashes in Tripoli claimed more than 115 lives and were halted on September 4 after UN mediation and briefly renewed last week.

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