Egypt says Sisi and Trump agree on need to maintain Libya ceasefire

July 21, 2020

 

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi and U.S. President Donald Trump agreed on Monday on the need to maintain a ceasefire in Libya and avoid an escalation between the forces fighting there, Egypt’s presidency said.Sisi and Trump spoke by telephone as Egypt’s parliament went into a closed session, the assembly’s speaker, Ali Abdelaal, told reporters but gave few details.RELATED COVERAGEEgypt parliament backs deployment abroad after Sisi says could intervene in LibyaEgyptian media said lawmakers would discuss Libya and that they might give Sisi a mandate to intervene in the conflict.Sisi said last week Egypt would not stand idle in the face of what he called threats to Egyptian and Libyan security, and that any intervention in Libya would require the approval of parliament, which is dominated by his supporters.....  Continue Reading

 

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