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Shoukry: Deploying Turkish militias in Libya threatens Egypt’s national security

The Libyan Address Journal

Egyptian Foreign Minister, Sameh Shoukry, said on Sunday that Turkey’s “deployment of militias in Libya represents a threat to Egyptian national security.”

Cairo seeks a political solution in Libya in order to end the military conflict and enter a transitional phase, then to move to elections, Shoukry added in press statements, pointing out that foreign interventions in Libya “represent a threat to Egyptian and Arab national security.”
The Egyptian minister stressed the need for Arab states’ support to Libya, in order to ensure a ceasefire in the country and the elimination of terrorism.

Reactions continued to be made on the statements of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, on Saturday, in which he stressed that any direct intervention in Libya has legitimacy, whether within the framework of the right to self-defense, or based on the authority of the Libyan Parliament.

After inspecting military units at an airbase near the border with Libya, al-Sisi said that the objectives of this intervention would be “to secure the western borders of Egypt, restore security and stability in Libya, and launch a political settlement between the Libyans.”

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