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Leon calls Libyans to resume talks and form GNA

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United Nations envoy to Libya, Bernardino Leon, renewed, Tuesday, his call for Libyan parties to resume discussions to form Government of National Accord (GNA).

Leon said after meeting Secretary-General of Arab League, Nabil Alaraby, in Cairo “we all have to think about how to return to negotiations, and take the chance” adding that it is vital to go back and discuss the agreement and make sure that everyone in Libya feels that they are part of the agreement and “I think it is possible to achieve”.

Secretary general, Nabil Alaraby and Egyptian foreign minister, Sameh Shokry, met Leon in Cairo in two separate meetings, they discussed the situation in Libya, and the discussions that Leon is having with different Libyan parties.

According to Middle East News Agency (MENA), Alaraby said during the meeting that Arab League is supporting Leon’s efforts and Diplomatic efforts being made to develop a vision for a political solution to Libyan crisis and to meet the legitimate aspirations of Libyan people.

According to a statement of Arab League, Leon Reviewed latest developments related to Libyan affairs, referring to latest dialogue sessions took place recently in the city of (Skhirat) of Morocco.

Alaraby stressed on the need to work together and intensify international efforts to fight the Islamic State (IS) and its criminal activities, as well as to raise the security capabilities of Libyan authorities and enable them to establish security throughout the country.

In the same context, the Egyptian Foreign Minister, Sameh Shoukry, also met on Monday, the UN envoy to Libya, and talked about the latest developments in Libya and ways to overcome the current state of recession in the crisis in the country.

Leon arrived earlier, on Monday, to Cairo in a two-day visit during which he will meet with a number of officials to discuss latest developments and Skhirat agreement, which was signed recently.