Egyptian diplomacy is witnessing doubled activities regarding the Libyan file these days, knowing that Cairo’s sponsorship of political and military negotiation tracks that seek to stabilize the ceasefire and reach understandings about the form of authority.
Cairo recently received Libyan groups, some of which represent Misrata, who are present in the scene through the presence of groups that own weapons, and some of them represent the State Council in Tripoli in its current form, while some others represent members of parliament meeting in Tripoli.
This openness on the part of these groups is due to the great focus of Cairo, specifically the Egyptian Committee for the Libyan file, on the need to find a political settlement on the basis of Libya’s security and stability and through the expulsion of foreign forces, the exclusion of foreign interference and the disarmament of armed formations.
Egypt recently hosted two meetings between the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aguila Saleh and the Commander-in-Chief of the National Army, Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar.
It also hosted a meeting between Saleh and the American ambassador, Richard Norland, and a meeting that brought together members from the High Council of State and Parliament with members of the Constitution Drafting Assembly to talk about the constitutional path, and a meeting between two military personnel. The meeting was known as the Hurghada dialogue, and the meeting between notables and elders in the presence of El Sisi.
These dialogues, meetings and conferences on the land of Egypt send messages to both inside and outside the country that the Egyptian presidency is focusing more on its policies on the Libyan situation, and this is due to the developments that took place in the field when the army withdrew to the Sirte and Al-Jufra line that he drew on the ground before Sisi confirmed it in his statements.