Libyan military head in Cairo for cooperation, counterterrorism talks
Libyan military Chief of Staff Abdel Razak al-Nazoury - YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO: Libyan military Chief of Staff Abdel Razak al-Nazoury arrived in Cairo Wednesday for a 2-day visit to discuss the Libyan security crisis and counterterrorism, DPA reported.

Nazoury is set to discuss security operations, military training and armament in addition to anti-smuggling operations between Egypt and Libyan forces.

Cairo hosted a conference on Libya and its neighboring countries on Aug. 24, which included representatives from Egypt, Algeria, Tunisia, Sudan, Chad and Niger. The outcome of the meeting called for collecting arms and weapons from Libyan militias, reaching a cease-fire agreement between the conflicting groups, drafting a new constitution, conducting inclusive dialogue and recognition of the new Libyan Parliament’s legitimacy.

Nazoury’s visit is his second to Cairo since assuming his position. Along with Libyan Foreign Minister Mohamed Abdel-Aziz and Libyan House of Representatives Speaker Oqayla Saleh, he met on Aug. 26 with Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi and Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry to discuss military and security cooperation.

It was widely reported following the meeting that Egypt had agreed to train Libyan security forces.

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