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Shokry and Al-Sarrag discuss Libyan-Egyptian developments

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LIBYAPROSPECT – Cairo

The nominated Prime Minister Fayez Al-Sarrag had a meeting with the Egyptian foreign minister, Sameh Shokry, Thursday, in which they discussed the consequences of the terrorist groups’ proliferation on the Mediterranean area and the developments in both Egypt and Libya.

Shokry has asserted that Egypt maintains its stance of supporting Libya’s unity, and sovereignty, commitment to the United Nations sponsored peace talks, renouncing violence, supporting the political process in its all forms, and draining its funds, a statement from Al-Sarrag’s media bureau, LIBYAPROSPECT received, stated.

Shokry noted that taking into account the geographical balance can guarantee the success of the anticipated government in its mission. He stressed that the efforts to form the government inside the House of Representatives (HoR) is a pure Libyan issue should be decided by the Libyans.

Shokry also pointed at the “special relations between the two stress the need to reinforce lining up to face common challenges”.

Al-Sarrag stressed the need to take advantage of the supporting international action of the political agreement to end the state of division and speed up dealing with urgent files that have wracked the country, especially terrorism and the basic services that affect the Libyan citizens.

According to the statement, Al-Sarrag praised the Egyptian role in supporting the political dialogue and agreement which reflects the depth of brotherly relations between the two neighboring countries, stressing that the achievement of security and stability in Libya will enable Libya to return to the international map and play an active role.

Shokry and Al-Sarrag also discussed the administrative obstacles to the Libyans living in Egypt to which Shokty showed understanding and promised to consider the suggestions to facilitate residency requirements for Libyans.

At the end of the meeting the two parties agreed to continue contacts and consultations for the benefit of the both populations.