The Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry has phoned his Libyan counterpart Mohammad Sayala and discussed developments in Libya as well as Cairo’s support to stability in the country, spokesman Mohammad Al-Giblawi said Monday.
The spokesman of the Libyan Foreign Ministry of the Government of National Accord (GNA) said Shoukry hailed the welcome of the Egyptian delegation by GNA officials in Tripoli, hoping the visit would pave the way for more cooperation between Cairo and Tripoli.
The Egyptian delegation of foreign ministry and intelligence officials arrived Sunday in Tripoli and met with top Government of National Accord officials in a first visit for Egyptian government officials to Tripoli since 2014.
The delegation included security and diplomatic officials headed by deputy chief of intelligence and head of Libya file at the Egyptian Presidency Ayman Badie. The delegation met with the Foreign Minister Mohammed Sayala, deputy head of Presidential Council Ahmed Mitig, Chief of General Staff Mohammed Al-Haddad, Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha and acting chief of intelligence Emad Trabelsi.
The spokesman of the Libyan Foreign Ministry Mohammad Al-Giblawi said the Egyptian delegation’s visit aimed to regain diplomatic relations and resume cooperation between Tripoli and Cairo, adding on Twitter that the Egyptian side vowed to reopen Egypt's embassy in Tripoli and find urgent solutions to resume Libyan flights to Cairo.
Meanwhile, the media office of the Interior Ministry said Minister Bashagha discussed with the Egyptian delegation the joint challenges in security and ways of cooperation to respond to them, in addition to discussing support for the ceasefire and outcomes of the 5+5 Joint Military Commission as well as UN-led political dialogue efforts to end the crisis peacefully.