Sources revealed that the National Army Commander, Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, and Parliament Speaker Aguila Saleh, visited Cairo to meet with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi and a number of officials on the Libyan file.
According to the sources, the visit discusses scenarios for the next stage according to the latest international and regional developments to resolve the crisis away from the military escalation, at a time when the pace of dialogues between the Libyan parties in a number of countries is accelerating, the most recent of which is the Moroccan Bouznika meetings, and the Swiss Montreux meetings, regarding the formation of a new presidential council and a government: a new, unified step on the road to a political solution to the crisis.
The sources indicate that Cairo is seeking to arrange a meeting between the Speaker of Parliament, Aqila Saleh, with Maitiq, especially since Egypt had hosted a delegation representing members of the Supreme Council of State, representatives from Tripoli and social leaders from Misurata, with the aim of converging views and facilitating the task of those in charge of the dialogue aimed at reaching a political solution.
The crisis, and the attempts to bring Saleh and Maitiq come together, after the agreement to resume production and export of oil that took place between the General Command of the Army and the deputy in the Presidential Council, Ahmed Maitiq.
Sources indicated that Cairo will call next month for an expanded meeting of the parties to the Libyan crisis with international support to reach a political solution that leads to a transitional stage before going to presidential and legislative elections.