Egypt urges neighbours to support Libya

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry expressed on Thursday concern over the worrying situation in Libya, urging more support for the neighboring country to restore security and stability.

“Undoubtedly, there are many worrying developments in Libya but we have to seriously address them and exert more efforts to help Libya build state institutions so that they could achieve their legitimate aspirations,” Shoukry said at the start of the fifth ministerial meeting of Libya’s neighbors.

He stressed that achieving national unity would certainly help Libya end its problems, calling for a conciliatory government that would end for good divisions in the country.

The Egyptian top diplomat held a series of meetings with his Libyan, Nigerien and Tunisian counterparts as well as the Arab league envoy to Libya.

Talks dealt with political and security developments in Libya and means of getting Libya out of its current crisis, said Spokesman for the Foreign Minister Badr Abdul-Atti.
Shoukri also held discussions with Sudan’s Foreign Minister Ali Kerti which focused on boosting bilateral ties between the two countries as well as activating the role of Libya’s neighboring countries to settle the Libyan crisis.