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Shoukry: What’s happening in Libya seriously threatens Arab, Egyptian national security

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

AMMAN – The Egyptian Foreign Minister, Sameh Shoukry, said that there are attempts at military expansion at the expense of Arab national security, describing the matter as dangerous.

During a joint press conference with his Jordanian counterpart Ayman Safadi in Amman on Sunday, Shoukry stressed that “what is happening in Libya constitutes a serious threat to Arab and Egyptian national security.”

He affirmed that Egypt is seriously monitoring the situation in the war-torn country and taking decisive measures to secure itself and Arab region.

The Egyptian top diplomat also clarified that foreign interference in Libya and bringing in foreign militants constituted a serious threat to Egyptian and Arab national security, accusing external parties of destabilizing the region.

Ankara established a military foothold in Libya after signing a security agreement with the Tripoli-based Government National Accord (GNA) last year. As part of the agreement, Turkish troops as well as Ankara-backed Syrian mercenaries were deployed to back GNA in an effort fight the Libyan National Army (LNA) in western Libya.

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