Egyptian Foreign Minister: There are no military solutions in Libya
Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and his German counterpart discusses many issues, most notably Libya.
Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry stated that Egypt continues its communication with all Libyan parties with the aim of bringing their views closer and ensuring the preservation of the country's security and stability, emphasizing that there are no military solutions to the Libyan crisis.
In a press conference with his German counterpart, Annalena Baerbock, Shoukry stressed that Egypt is communicating with its international partners to secure holding general elections in Libya.
تبدأ الآن فعاليات المؤتمر الصحفي المشترك بين الوزير #سامح_شكري ونظيرته الألمانية الوزيرة "أنالينا بيربوك"@AuswaertigesAmt@ABaerbock pic.twitter.com/nGrc3wjzHO— Egypt MFA Spokesperson (@MfaEgypt) February 12, 2022
German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock started her first visit to Egypt since taking office in November 2021, succeeding Angela Merkel.
Shoukry voiced support for the Libyan House of Representatives, the Libyan parliament that recently has elected a new PM.
voiced support for the #Libyan House of Representatives, the Libyan parliament that recently has elected a new PM.
It is worth mentioning that Libya's Parliament voted Thursday unanimously to appoint Fathi Bashagha to head the new government, replacing interim Premier Abdulhamid Dbeibah.
Dbeibah's administration had a mandate to lead the country to elections on December 24, but they were canceled amid bitter divisions over their legal basis and the candidacies of several controversial figures.
In a televised address on Tuesday, Dbeibah had vowed he would "accept no new transitional phase or parallel authority" declaring he would only hand over power to an elected government.
Libya has been insecure since Muammar Gaddafi's overthrow in 2011, until the warring parties agreed to a truce in October 2020 after UN-sponsored talks. However, due to political conflicts, Libya's anticipated general elections in late 2021 have been postponed indefinitely.