Misrata, east Libya delegations meet in Cairo Thursday

Misrata, east Libya delegations meet in Cairo Thursday

August 03, 2017 - 20:37
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Written by: AbdulkaderAssad

Misrata and eastern region's delegations met Thursday in Cairo, Egypt, under the auspices of Egyptian government after their meeting was not successful yesterday due to misconduct by eastern delegation members, who are loyal to the Presidential Council's boycotting member Ali Al-Gotrani, according to sources from Cairo.

Egyptian Committee for Libyan Affairs, headed by the Egyptian Chief of Staff, Mahmoud Hijazy, hosted for three days two delegations from Libyan eastern region and Misrata and then had discussions with each delegation alone, in addition to a joint discussion with both delegations without preconditions.

Reconciliation was on the table and reconsideration of the meetings results by each delegation's social circle was also discussed in the meeting.

They both also stressed on the respect of Libya's unity and sovereignty and on preserving the social fabric in the country, besides avoiding bloodshed and rebuilding Libya, discarding all kinds of foreign intervention and emphasizing the need to fight terrorism and extremism as well as criminal groups and outlaw militias.

The two delegations also agreed to build a civilian state that respects peaceful circulation of power, rejecting all kinds of elimination of any parties across the country, stressing the need for advocating calm in media outlets instead of the division and escalation campaigns.

They also urged for handing in all the fugitives and wanted people to justice and for supporting the fight on terror across Libya, finding at the same time ways to compensate people for the damages done due to such acts.

The Egyptian Committee for Libyan Affairs, headed by the Egyptian Chief of Staff, Mahmoud Hijazy, hosted previously two delegations from Misrata and eastern Libya, agreeing to hold a meeting for reconciliation under Egypt's sponsorship.