Libyan FM in Egypt for talks on unity govt plan

Fractious Libya has remained a source of concern for Egypt since Gaddafi's ouster

Libyan FM in Egypt for talks on unity govt plan

World Bulletin / News Desk

Libyan Foreign Minister Mohammed al-Dairi arrived in Cairo Tuesday for talks with Egyptian officials on the latest developments in crisis-hit Libya, a diplomatic source told Anadolu Agency.

The top diplomat is expected to discuss with President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi and Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry the outcome of the Morocco-hosted national dialogue between Libyan rivals, the source added. 

Last week, UN Special Envoy Bernardino Leon announced a plan for forming a unity government in Libya.

According to the UN draft, Fayez Sarraj, a Tripoli MP, was proposed for the prime minister’s position.

According to the UN proposal, a one-year-long government of national accord will be established, where a council of ministers headed by a prime minister and two deputies will have executive authority based in Tripoli.

Fractious Libya has remained a source of concern for neighboring Egypt since it descended into chaos following the 2011 ouster and murder of strongman Muammar Gaddafi.

In the four years since, Libya’s stark political divisions have produced two rival seats of government, one in Tripoli and another in Tobruk in the east, each of which boasts its own political institutions and military capacities.

In February, the Egyptian army carried out a series of airstrikes against targets allegedly belonging to the Daesh militant group in eastern Libya.

The airstrikes came after a video appeared online showing the execution – purportedly by Daesh militants – of 21 Egyptian Christians who had travelled to Libya for work.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 13 Ekim 2015, 14:08