Egypt: solution in Libya is to end terrorism, external interference

The Egyptian Foreign Minister, Sameh Shoukry, stressed in a telephone conversation with his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian and German counterpart Haikou Maas, stressed the importance of reaching a "Libyan Libyan" political solution to end the ongoing crisis there, stressing that this will happen only if terrorist groups are eliminated and external interference is stopped."

The spokesperson for the Egyptian Foreign Ministry, Ahmed Hafez, said that the two phone calls dealt with "in great detail" the developments of the situation in the Libyan scene, and "the importance of working towards advancing the achievement of the political settlement there."

Sameh Shoukry stressed during the conversation, the Egyptian position on the situation in Libya, stressing "the priority that the Egyptian side attaches to working towards a ceasefire, and to reaching a Libyan-Libyan political negotiating solution."

The Egyptian Foreign Minister also pointed out that the Cairo Declaration, which complements the Berlin track, "aims to enhance the chances of achieving such a solution, which preserves the Libyan national state and territorial integrity, and allows continued efforts to eliminate terrorist groups and armed militias so that the brotherly Libyan people enjoy security and stability."

Simultaneously, Shokry stressed that success in achieving the desired political solution "requires resolutely addressing the proliferation of extremist organizations in the Libyan territories and external interference, in a way that not only threatens Egyptian interests, but also affects the security of the countries bordering the Mediterranean, but also regional and international stability in general."

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