Former assistant FM: Egypt has key role in restoring stability, security to Libya

Ambassador Mohamed Hegazy, former Assistant Foreign Minister, said Egypt has a key role in restoring security and stability to Libya, citing several meetings hosted by Cairo to support the national dialogue and find Libyan-Libyan solutions away from foreign interference.

Interviewed by MENA, Hegazy warned of the negative role played by external parties in the North African country, through backing armed militias and terrorist groups, which in turn affects the country’s stability and harms Arab national security.

In this regard, he pointed out to the six-nation UN statement drafted by Egypt, France, Italy, the UAE, the UK and the US on July 16, which explicitly condemns all parties and states that equip militias and terrorists with weapons in Libya.

The former diplomat lauded Egypt’s vision on Libya, which calls for crystallizing a clear roadmap to settling the crisis.

Also, he talked about Egypt’s call for the UN Support Mission in Libya to further cooperate and engage with the representatives elected by the Libyan people to achieve this goal.

Hegazy stressed the importance of international consensus that backs reaching a political settlement to the crisis, through developing a UN-sponsored roadmap and encouraging all Libyan parties to distance themselves from terrorist groups.

Source: State Information Service Egypt