Egypt prepares to enter Libya, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi inspires its troops

CAIRO, (BM) – Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi called on the country’s armed forces to be ready to carry out combat missions outside the republic, learned according his statement in front of Air Force units of the Western Military District, which is also responsible for protecting the 1,200-kilometer border with Libya.

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“The Egyptian army remains one of the strongest in the region, but it is an army that protects, not threatens, and this is our invariable doctrine,” the head of the republic said. “If you need to take any action in the western region, be prepared for any tasks within our borders, and, if necessary, beyond them. “

“I am pleased to meet with you today and I am confident in the high preparedness and professionalism of the armed forces, special forces and the Air Force, and that they are ready for any mission,” said el-Sisi and thanked the military for maintaining the border with Libya “throughout last seven years. “

Libyan civil war

In Libya, armed clashes are currently taking place between supporters of different leaders. The country is led by the Government of National Accord (GNA), headed by Prime Minister Fayez Sarraj, the “eastern government” led by Abdullah Abdurrahaman at-Thani.

The eastern government is supported by the commander of the Libyan National Army, Khalifa Haftar.

Recall that January 13 in Moscow, negotiations were held between the heads of the Libyan National Army (LNA) Khalif Haftar and the Government of National Accord (GNA) Faiz Sarraj. Also present were members of the Foreign Ministries of Russia and Turkey.

On the meeting the commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA), Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, has notified Russia about the conditions for continuing negotiations on the signing of a peace agreement in Libya.

According to the requirements of Haftar, the militias operating in Libya are required to surrender weapons in the period from 45 to 90 days. This process should be controlled by a special commission created by the LNA together with the UN

Haftar also refused to recognize Turkey as an intermediary in resolving the situation in Libya, since the Turkish side is not neutral and supports the Government of National Accord (GNA).


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