Egyptian FM: Cairo Declaration achieves a political solution in Libya

On Friday, Egyptian Foreign Minister, Sameh Shoukry, affirmed that the Egyptian initiative achieves the desired political solution in Libya, expressing Cairo's keenness on permanent and regular coordination with the United Nations mission, in order to achieve this goal.

Shoukry said that the Cairo Declaration, the Egyptian initiative to solve the crisis in Libya, "includes the possibilities of communication to a political solution in the neighboring country mired in chaos."

He stressed that the Cairo Declaration works within the framework of the principles and outputs that resulted from the Berlin International Conference on Libya.

Shoukri's speech came during a telephone conversation he had with the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres.

During the call, the two men discussed the situation in Libya, and Shoukry reviewed Egypt's position in support of a political solution in Libya, away from foreign interference seeking to dominate the capabilities of the Libyan people.

He stressed the important role played by the United Nations in the Libyan crisis, calling for the cooperation of all countries with it in order to achieve the goals, objectives and aspirations of the Libyan people.

In early June, Egypt announced an initiative to cease fire in Libya.

The initiative stipulates that "foreign parties are required to remove mercenaries, dismantle militias and surrender their weapons, as well as complete the path of the Military 5 + 5 Commission in Geneva."

The initiative also aims to ensure "a fair representation of all three regions of Libya, in a presidential council elected by the people under the supervision of the United Nations, for the first time in the country's history."

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