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Arab League receives request from Egypt for emergency meeting on Libya

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

CAIRO – The Arab League said it had received a request from Egypt for an emergency meeting at the ministerial level to discuss developments on Libya.

Arab League Assistant Secretary-General Hossam Zaki said on Friday that there was ongoing coordination with Oman, which is presiding over the current session, to determine a date for the virtual meeting, although it is expected to be held next week.

Cairo’s request garnered support from several states, Zaki said.

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi this month announced a peace initiative to end the civil war in Libya, proposing a ceasefire and an elected leadership council.

El-Sisi announced the initiative following a tripartite meeting with the General Commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA) Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar and the speaker of the Libyan parliament Aguila Saleh.

The initiative, dubbed the Cairo Declaration, mandates a Libyan-Libyan resolution as a basis for resolving the country’s conflict, following resolutions by the UN and past efforts in Paris, Rome, Abu Dhabi, and most recently in Berlin.

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