Egypt urges advancing political process in Libya - The Libyan Report

Egypt urges advancing political process in Libya

(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) CAIRO, Dec 3 (KUNA) -- Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukri on Tuesday highlighted the need to advance the political process in neighboring Libya in the coming stage.

During a phone conversation he initiated with Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) to Libya Ghassan Salame, the minister urged removing all impediments put to the political process by any parties inside or outside the country.

Shourki said the two deals recently signed between Tripoli and Ankara could only complicate the tensions among the Libyan parties and delay the international consensus being formed to end the Libyan crisis, according to a press release by the Egyptian Foreign Ministry.

He was referring to two memoranda of understanding inked in late November by Libyan Prime Minister Fayez Al-Sarraj and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on maritime boundaries and gas explorations in the Mediterranean.

Minister Shourki and SRSG Salame discussed the latest developments of the situation in Libya and the efforts to advance the Berlin process aiming to restore stability in Libya.

They agreed to continue contacts in the coming stage with a view to speeding up the UN-led efforts to stabilize Libya, according to the statement. (end)

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