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France, Egypt agree to support new Libya peace initiative

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

CAIRO – French Foreign Minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian, held a phone conversation with his Egyptian counterpart, Sameh Shoukry, after Cairo announced an initiative to solve the Libyan crisis, Sputnik reports.

Egypt’s peace initiative in Libya calls for a ceasefire as of Monday, 8 June, and the obligation of foreign parties to remove mercenaries, dismantle militias and hand over their weapons, as well as complete the path of the Military 5+5 talks in Geneva.

Le Drian praised Cairo’s efforts to establish an immediate cease-fire in Libya, which he said is his country’s top priority.

The French diplomat affirmed Paris support for the resumption of the political process in Libya under the auspices of the United Nations and within the Berlin Conference conclusions.

He also stressed upon the importance of unifying Libyan institutions, including financial institutions, in addition to organizing parliamentary and presidential elections.

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