Libyan FM in Egypt for security discussions over after UAE visit
Libyan Foreign Minister Mohamed el-Dairi

CAIRO: Libyan Foreign Minister Mohamed el-Dairi of the internationally recognized government arrived in Cairo Tuesday from the United Arab Emirates to present the latest developments in Libya, Youm7 reported.

The Tobruk-based government and Cairo have advocated lifting an arms embargo on the Libyan army. Egypt has also warned against the delay of signing a final political agreement among conflicting Libyan parties after having been approved a month ago.

“Egypt expected that the United Nations and influential countries would encourage the parties in western Libya to begin the implementation of the agreement, per which a national unity government will be formed, instead of waiting for procrastinating parties that may see an interest in impeding the implementation of the political agreement,” the statement read.

On July 11, the United Nations Special Envoy for Libya Bernardino León announced that Libyan conflicting parties had agreed on a draft for final agreement after extensive negotiations held in the Moroccan city of Skhirat.

Libyan political factions, except for the Islamist Tripoli-based government, initialed the peace deal to put an end to the bloody conflict in Libya that was divided between two governments. The draft stipulates that a new unity government should be formed and country’s legislative authority will be mandated to the elected House of Representatives in the Libyan city of Tobruk.

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