Libya FM in Cairo to discuss counter-terrorism and smuggling
Libyan Foreign Minister Mohamed Al-Dairi met with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry in Cairo - Photo from Foreign Affairs Ministry

CAIRO: Libyan Chief of Staff Abdel Razeq al-Nadhoury, Libyan foreign minister Mohamed al-Dairi and a military delegation arrived in Cairo Tuesday in a three-day visit to discuss the rehabilitation of the Libya army and means to counter terrorism and smuggling, according to DPA.

The visit will last for several days, where he will meet with senior Egyptian and Arab League officials to tackle the latest developments in his oil-rich country, DPA reported.

Egyptian Christians have been harassed, abducted, and killed in Libya in the past year. Most recently, 13 Copts were released after a brief abduction in Libya’s Sirte.

The body of Abdel Aziz Mohamed, an Egyptian national shot dead in Sirte, arrived in Tunisia Monday and will arrive in Cairo Airport Tuesday evening, spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Badr Abdel Atty stated Tuesday.

Egypt evacuated thousands of Egyptian workers in Libya through Tunisia and Algeria in August 2014; while some remained, others have returned for work.

Libya has been torn by fighting and lawlessness since a rebellion broke out in February 2011. An internationally recognized interim government is headquartered in Tobruk, while another “National Salvation Government” is based in Tripoli. Meanwhile, Islamist militias have spread in most other regions of the country.

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