Egyptian and UAE foreign ministers call for an immediate cease-fire in Libya

The Libyan Address Journal

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and Emirati Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed stressed “the necessity of an immediate ceasefire in Libya, and a commitment to a political solution under the supervision of the United Nations.”

The two ministers made a phone call during which they expressed their “concern about the developments taking place in sister Libya due to the continued fighting, which threatens and undermines the security and stability of the region,” a statement by the Egyptian Foreign Ministry said. They also stressed their “condemnation of endangering the lives of innocent civilians by armed groups supported by foreign powers, especially around Sirte and its vicinity,” the statement added.

The two ministers expressed the need to commit to solving the Libyan crisis through the political track in line with the conclusions of the Berlin Conference and the Cairo Declaration Initiative, explaining that the political solution is “the only acceptable way to end the conflict and achieve stability that meets the aspirations of the brotherly Libyan people.”


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