Statement of the Egyptian Council for Foreign Affairs On the situation in Libya
The Egyptian Council for Foreign Affairs(ECFA) welcomes Cairo Declaration to end the conflict in Libya and the agreement of Libyan leaders at their meeting in Cairo yesterday, June 6, at the invitation of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and their support of the Cairo Declaration, which included a Libyan initiative as a basis for resolving the crisis in the brotherly country based on UN resolutions and previous international initiatives, particularly the outcome of the Berlin summit, which resulted in a comprehensive political solution with clear operational steps, and the commitment of all parties to a ceasefire as of Monday morning, June 8.2020.
For the initiative to succeed, the United Nations and the international community must commit all foreign entities to remove foreign mercenaries from all Libyan territory, dismantle militias and surrender their weapons – so that the Libyan National Army and Libyan security services can carry out their military and security responsibilities in the country, as well as complete the course of the 5+5 military commission in Geneva under the auspices of the United Nations.
The Egyptian Council for Foreign Affairs(ECFA) also supports the representation of Libya’s three provinces in a presidential council elected under the auspices of the United Nations and the unification of Libyan institutions to ensure the performance of its mandated roles, the adoption of a constitutional declaration regulating the requirements of the transitional phase for the return of security and stability in Libya, and condemning terrorism supported and financed by well-known external actors, which hinders the return of security and stability to Libya and respect for its independence and territorial integrity.
The Egyptian Council for Foreign Affairs appreciates the broad international support given to the Cairo Declaration and calls on all parties to cooperate with the Libyan parties concerned with the restoration of security and stability in the country in implementing that declaration to restore security and stability in Libya to ensure that Libya’s natural resources are utilized for the benefit of the economic and social development of that brotherly country.