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Sisi stresses integrated approach to Libyan crisis in AU Summit

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

ADDIS ABABA – Egypt’s President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi stressed in his speech at the session held on Libya within the 33rd African Union Summit in Addis Ababa on the necessity to adopt an integrated approach to the crisis Libya has been going through for nearly a decade.

“The Libyan crisis is going through a critical phase turning more complicated and incurring security repercussions within Libyan borders and in neighboring countries. That requires a continuous follow-up from the Peace and Security Council,” Sisi said on Monday.

“The interconnection between the situation in Libya and the G5 states requires supporting the latter’s national efforts to deal with the complex challenges they face, mainly the attempts of extremist terrorist organizations to expand, and the rise of organized crime, arms smuggling, and human trafficking,” Sisi elaborated.

“The integrated approach to deal with such challenges must address security, developmental, economic and social challenges, and support the national institutions of G5 states to impose their sovereignty,” Sisi added.

“The known foreign interventions in Libyan affairs have given rise to threats that go beyond Libyan borders. The continuous pouring of thousands of foreign militants and terrorist elements from Syria to Libya will affect countries sharing borders with Libya on the very short-run, if legitimate means are not adopted to deter such phenomenon within a continental framework fostered by the African Peace and Security Council,” Sisi asserted.

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