Al-Sisi calls for lifting arms embargo on Libyan National Army
President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi asserted on Saturday the importance of lifting the arms embargo on the Libyan National Army, speaking during his meeting with the head of the Libyan National Army, Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, according to a press statement.
Al-Sisi added that the Libyan National Army must be unified, considering it the cornerstone of the solution to combat terrorism in Libya.
Haftar expressed his government’s appreciation of Egypt’s efforts in helping different parties of the conflict to reach a solution, adding that Egypt is keen on reaching stability in Libya.
Al-Sisi also pointed to Egypt’s pursuit of a political solution to the conflict.The talks included the latest updates in the Libyan situation, the importance of dialogue between political powers and combating terrorism, presidential spokesperson Alaa Youssef said in a statement.
The United Nations Security Council imposed a weapons embargo on Libya in February 2011.
Haftar’s visit follows talks between Al-Sisi and the chairperson of the Presidential Council of Libya and prime minister of the Government of National Accord, Fayez Al-Sarraj, in March, when Al-Sisi asserted the need of a political solution in Libya.
In a different context, Saudi civil service minister Essam bin Saeed met on Saturday Al-Sisi with an invitiation from Saudi King Salman for Al-Sisi to attend the Arabic Islamic American Summit, as part of enhancing cooperation between the two countries.
Al-Sisi and Haftar asserted the importance of a political solution in Libya