Egyptian, Algerian Officials Agree To Work Towards a Stable Libya

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Algerian Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra have agreed on common terms to jointly push and work for a stable, secure and peaceful Libya, the Egyptian presidency said in a statement on Monday.

During the meeting, both sides emphasized on preservation of unity, national interest and sovereignty of Libya, the statement added.

The two sides also underlined the importance of unification within Libya’s national institutions, especially the military and security ones, according to the statement.

They also agreed to push for the international community’s efforts to end the presence of foreign forces and mercenaries in Libya, the statement added.

Meanwhile, Libya is likely to conduct its general elections in June after missing the December deadline.

UN’s special adviser on Libya, Stephanie Williams said that it is still “very reasonable and possible” for the country’s 2.8 million voters to cast their ballots by June in line with the UN-brokered 2020 roadmap.

The people of Libya are going to elect their first president after ouster and killing of longtime dictator Moammar Gadhafi in 2011.

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