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The UAE and France reiterate support for the Egyptian initiative in Libya

The Libyan Address Journal

The Emirati Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan discussed with French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian “the strategic relations between the two countries and ways to enhance aspects of joint cooperation in all fields, including international efforts to establish peace in Libya,” stressing their support for the Egyptian initiative to resolve the Libyan crisis and their rejection of Turkish intervention.

According to a statement of the Emirati Foreign Ministry, the two ministers discussed during a phone call “developments the situation in the region and a number of regional and international issues of common concern, including Syria and Libya, and ways to enhance security in the eastern Mediterranean region.”

The two sides affirmed support for efforts to reach a political solution to the Libyan crisis, “which is the only solution to achieve security and stability in Libya and to preserve the unity and integrity of its lands.”

They also affirmed their support for the Egyptian initiative to end the Libyan crisis and rejected Turkish interference in the Libyan issue “that would prejudice the efforts of the international community to reach a political solution to the crisis.”

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