UN, Egypt don’t see eye to eye on the fate of Dbeibah’s government in Libya

Press sources said that the meetings of the Special Adviser to the Secretary-General of the United Nations on Libya, Stephanie Williams, with officials in Ankara, Cairo and Moscow focused on paving the way to reach the presidential and parliamentary elections as soon as possible, while keeping the current government in place and stopping any hostile movements, whether internal or regional, until elections are held.

Williams considered, according to Al-Araby Al-Jadeed sources, that prejudice to the current government will open the door to political chaos again, and that changing it will prolong the transitional period, stressing that the best option is to intensify efforts to hold elections as soon as possible.

She believed that her vision of the solution is largely supported by Washington, which has begun to push intensively towards unifying the Libyan military institution as the “core of the solution.”

The meeting, which was held between Williams and the official tackling the Libyan file from the Egyptian side, Abbas Kamel, witnessed a difference in visions regarding the fate of the current government, as Cairo sees the necessity of assigning a new government following the postponement of elections until another date is set.

During her meeting with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, Williams urged  recommending that replacing the government would open the door later to deal with Egyptian concerns about the presence of foreign forces, while Shoukry told her that if she wished to obtain Egyptian support for her solution vision in Libya, she should convince Egypt that its fears are dealt with.

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