Seminar of the former Libyan Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Mohammed Al-Dairi
On October 12, 2020, ECFA hosted the former Libyan Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Mohammed Al-Dairi, to speak about the developments in the Libyan crisis; with the participation of a number of ambassadors, experts and academics specialized in Libyan affairs.
At the beginning of his speech, the guest referred to the lecture he delivered at ECFA premises on January 15, 2020 regarding the developments of the Libyan crisis at the time, shedding light on the close historical relations binding Libya and Egypt, as well as the deep bonds of friendship and fraternity between their two peoples. Concerning the Libyan crisis, he mentioned that it is a complex issue to a large extent, given the involvement of many regional and international powers with different interests in the crisis, not to mention the conflicts among the Libyan factions themselves.
The Libyan Minister emphasized that Qatar and Turkey both have the upper hand in what is happening in Libya, and that they used the Libyan territories to train mercenaries and irregular armed militia elements to achieve their own objectives in a number of countries in the region, that the agreement concluded between Erdogan and Al-Sarraj in late November 2019 led to the dire consequences represented in further escalating and stirring up the situation in the region, that the Turkish intervention in Libya was not acceptable in any way, and that the Egyptian state stood bravely against such intervention with the brotherly Libyan people.
The Minister discussed the current state of affairs in terms of international efforts to solve the Libyan crisis under the auspices of the United Nations representative concerned with the crisis, including meetings and preliminary discussions to attempt to agree in principle on a number of issues such as elections, the transitional phase … etc, these meetings which Egypt and Morocco host part of their segments, with the participation of a number of Libyan politicians.