CAIRO:Egypt has welcomed a United Nations-brokered agreement reached among the Libyan conflicting parties Saturday evening in Morocco to put an end to political and security turmoil, said Egyptian Foreign Minister Badr Abdel Atty in a statement Sunday.
Libyan political factions, except for Islamist Tripoli-based government, initialed the peace deal in Skhirat city of Morocco after a long series of negotiations, AP reported.
The Egyptian Foreign Ministry emphasized the implementation of the agreement, herby a national unity government shall be formed as soon as possible, Abdel Atty said.
Egypt’s support to the Libyan parties will continue in the next phase to meet the Libyan people’s demands of stability and security, he noted.
The Libyan parties to the agreement have agreed Saturday to meet after Eid al-Fitr by mid-July to discuss the Tripoli-based government’s stance after it refused to participate in Skhirat talks.
Since the February 2011 Libyan uprising and the killing of late Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi, Libya has sunk in deep security turmoil. It has been controlled by the Islamists and hardliners in the northern parts, while other parts came under the authority of the international recognized Tobruk-based government, backed by Egypt.
Qaeda-inspired militant group of the Islamic State has found footholds in Libyan territories, killing and kidnapping dozens of different na