The UAE has announced its support for the good Egyptian efforts calling for an immediate cease-fire in sister Libya, and a return to the political track. In this context, it appreciated the sincere endeavors led by Egyptian diplomacy with a responsible Arab sense and perseverance and ability.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation affirmed that the UAE stands with all efforts that seek an immediate end to the fighting in Libya, and return to the political track led by the United Nations in a manner that guarantees Libya's sovereignty away from all external interference.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation called on the Libyan authorities, headed by the Government of Conciliation and the Libyan National Army, to respond immediately to this initiative by bloodshed, as a prelude to building the state of institutions, in order to avoid continued fighting with all the dangers that extend the life of the conflict and threaten the independent Libyan Arab entity.
The ministry explained that the political track is the only acceptable option to reach the desired stability and prosperity, calling on the Libyan brothers to prevail in the common national interest, and to respond to the initiative launched by Cairo.
Yesterday, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi announced a political initiative to end the conflict in Libya, and said in a press conference in Cairo in the presence of the Speaker of the Libyan Parliament, Aqila Saleh, and the leader of the Libyan National Army, Field Marshal Khalifa Hifter, that the seriousness of the current situation will extend its repercussions to the regional and international milieu.
Al-Sisi warned against any party insisting on searching for a military solution to the Libyan crisis, declaring its agreement with Haftar and Aqila Saleh to put forward a political initiative to end the conflict in Libya, and pointed out that the proposed initiative calls for a ceasefire starting from tomorrow, and the removal of foreign militias from Libya.
For his part, Khalifa Hifter announced his support for the establishment of a comprehensive social dialogue that would lead to the formation of a national unity government, affirming his support for the Egyptian initiative.
Haftar said, during the press conference, that "Turkey sponsors terrorism and transfers terrorist elements in the region, which hinders the settlement of the Libyan crisis," stressing the unity and territorial integrity of Libya and the need to eliminate armed terrorist groups.
He added that Turkish interference in the Libyan conflict would increase the state of regional and international polarization, noting that Turkey seeks to blockade Libya and the countries of the region through an agreement that permits Libyan territory.