CAIRO: Former Libyan General Khalifa Haftar will hand over “fugitive Muslim Brotherhood leaders” to Egypt, the military man said Friday on Russia Today TV channel.
Haftar who led the Libyan Karama Battle announced his support for presidential candidate Abdel Fatah al-Sisi as well as the Egyptian people’s will, adding that his country has the right to build a strong army to support Egypt’s army.
“Libya will cooperate with Egypt with the intent of fighting the extremists in the two countries,” Haftar said, adding that “what is happening in Libya now is a declaration of war on terror.”
“I am looking forward to meet with Egyptian presidential candidate Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, for his role as an efficient military leader who led his country to stability,” Haftar said in an interview with Arabiya TV channel.
Egypt’s interim president Adly Mansour had held a meeting Thursday with Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab, the ministers of defense, interior, foreign affairs, transport, media, and the head of the General Intelligence Services to discuss the latest developments in Libya and their possible consequences on Egypt.
During the meeting, Mansour called on Mahlab to take all necessary measures to secure Egypt’s borders with Libya.
Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood condemned the recent developments in Libya, saying that Haftar was attempting to repeat the Egyptian scenario by organizing a military coup against the elected authorities in Libya, but Haftar repeatedly denied his intention to run for president in Libya.