Sisi: Libyan society formations have to be represented in institutions
Wednesday، 14 November 2018 - 12:23 PM
President Abdel Fattah El Sisi asserted on Tuesday 13/11/2018 the importance of maintaining balance in Libya and assuring that all Libyan society formations are represented in all institutions, topped by the Presidential Council and government.
Sisi made the remarks during his participation in a mini-summit on Libya, which was held in Italy's Palermo city in the presence of the Tunisian president, the prime ministers of Italy, Russia and Algeria in addition to the head of Libya's Presidential Council and the French foreign minister.
During the mini-summit, also attended by the general commander of the Libyan Armed Forces and the European Council's president, President Sisi said Egypt maintains an equal distance from all Libyans, Presidential Spokesman Bassam Rady said.
Egypt's firm stance towards Libya is based on the considerations of protecting national security and stability in the two countries, taking into account their close historic, social, political, geographic and economic ties, Sisi added.
Sisi noted that any proposal to resolve the Libyan crisis has to include political, security and economic aspects of the issue because of its complicated nature.
Speaking at the mini-summit, he said the proposals have to be in compliance with the Libyan political accord and the UN envoy's plan.
The President called on all Libyans to shoulder the responsibility of implementing the anticipated accord. He also urged the international community to support settlement in Libya without bias towards any party.
Sisi reviewed Egypt's unwavering stance on the Libyan crisis, affirming the importance of achieving a comprehensive settlement in Libya, which he said has to be led and implemented by Libyans from across the country.
He also underscored the importance of supporting the UN-brokered efforts to hammer out a comprehensive political settlement in Libya and apply all items of its initiative that was introduced in September 2017. The President asserted Cairo's keenness to maintain the Libyan territories' unity and that the country's public institutions, topped by the national army, the parliament and the government, would restore their roles.
These efforts have led to reaching a consensus on most issues related to organizing the Libyan Armed Forces, their missions and role, he said.
In this regard, Sisi voiced hope that relevant negotiations would soon reach an agreement on unifying the Libyan military institution.
The spokesman said the mini-summit also reviewed the international community's efforts to reach a solution to the Libyan crisis, which poses a threat to the security and stability of the Middle East, North Africa and the Mediterranean region.
President Sisi also underscored the importance of combating terrorism in a decisive way in Libya in order not to be transformed into a center for terrorist organizations, added the spokesman.