Egypt pushes for int’l conference to reconstruct Libya
General view of damage at the scene of an explosion at the Mislattah checkpoint near Khoms, on the coast road between Tripoli and Misrata Libya November 24, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer
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CAIRO: The Egyptian Foreign Ministry it preparing for an international conference for the reconstruction of Libya days after the formation of Libya’s U.N.-brokered national unity government, Youm7 reported.

“Egypt will be an active player and will participate with full force in the reconstruction of Libya and reforming the country’s economy and derivatives. It might also host the conference,” Assistant Foreign Minister for Neighboring Countries’ Affairs Osama el Magdoub was quoted by Youm7.

No date has been set for the conference yet, Osama said, adding that consultations with the states concerned are underway. A number of countries, including Italy, expressed enthusiasm to participate in the conference, he added.

The UN has called on Libya’s internationally recognized parliament to endorse the new unity government which was formed Tuesday. The new government must be approved by at least two thirds of the parliament members within 10 days starting from the day it was officially formed.

The oil-rich state has been witnessing a rising militancy and an increasing use of weapons since the overthrow of President Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.

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