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Egypt stresses that mercenaries must exit Libya

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry on Saturday stressed that all foreign mercenary forces in Libya must leave.

This came during Shoukry’s meeting with the Vice-President of the Libyan Presidential Council, Abdullah Al-Lafi, and his accompanying delegation.

There Shoukry reiterated Egypt’s full support for Libya as an independent and sovereign state over its entire national territory.

Egypt affirmed its readiness to harness all its capabilities to help Libya in its current stage.

This requires coordinating efforts in international forums concerned with the Libyan issue, or by building on the current momentum in bilateral relations.

Shoukry also stressed Egypt’s support for the steady steps that Libya is witnessing to fulfill its political road map which will lead to presidential and parliamentary elections on their scheduled date, as a pivotal step towards achieving its desired stability.

And he praised the efforts of the Libyan House of Representatives which led to the issuance of the presidential elections law, and its assumption of its responsibilities to implement parliamentary elections law in coordination with all concerned Libyan parties.

Lafi expressed his country’s appreciation for Egypt’s supportive role in Libya and efforts to stabilize it.

He praised the positive developments in bilateral relations between the two countries, based on the extended historical and popular ties that unite them, and the Libyan aspiration to continue Egypt’s involvement in Libya’s reconstruction and development.

Meanwhile members of the delegations of the House of Representatives and the The High Council of State in Libya called on the international community to support the electoral process in Libya, at the conclusion of the consultative meeting held in Rabat, Morocco, on Friday.

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