The threats from Egypt are a declaration of war, Libyan Government said

TRIPOLI, (BM) – The Government of National Accord (GNA) of Libya condemned the statements and threats of the President of Egypt about the possibility of legally invading the country. Tripoli regards them as a gross interference in their affairs and declaration of war, learned citing The Libya Observer.

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Mohammed Emmari Zayed, member of the GNA presidential council, stressed that Egyptian leader Abdel Fattah el-Sisi encroaches on the sovereignty of Libya and poses a threat to the national security of not only the country, but the whole of North Africa.

Earlier, the President of Egypt said that they received direct threats from the “terrorist mercenaries and militias” supported in Libya, so any military intervention by Cairo is now legitimate.

“Any direct intervention by the Egyptian state has now gained international legitimacy,” said el-Sisi

According to the head of state, the purpose of using military force will be to protect the Egyptian border and achieve a ceasefire and establish peace and order in a neighboring state. In this decision, as the head of state said, they were supported by the UAE and Saudi Arabia.

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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