Egypt is rallying international support to end Turkey’s intervention in Libya

The former Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohammed Al-Arabi said the Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi had been intensifying efforts, with the Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, via diplomatic contacts to rally support for the Egypt’s rejection of Turkey’s intervention in Libya.

Al-Arabi told Al-Bayan newspaper that Libya is seeing a proxy war, citing the Turkish threats to send troops to Libya.

He added that Egypt’s significant and vital role in Libya is very momentous as Cairo is still trying to help Libya find a solution for the conflict, which he said is being fueled by the Turkish intervention.

Libya’s conflict has gone international after the Tripoli military operations started in last April and after Turkey intervened in Libya by signing security and military agreements with the Government of National Accord, besides giving the GNA armed groups military support and sending them fighters on the ground.

On Monday, Shoukry and his Italian counterpart Luigi di Maio spoke on the phone and rejected such foreign military interventions in Libya.

The spokesman for the Egyptian Foreign Ministry Ahmed Hafiz said the two ministers said foreign intervention in Libya could hinder the efforts for political solutions in the upcoming international conference on Libya in Berlin.

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