Egypt’s FM discusses implementing Skhirat agreement with Libyan counterpart

Egypt’s foreign minister Sameh Shoukry discussed in a meeting with his Libyan counterpart Mohamed Taha Siala on Tuesday the implementation of the UN-brokered Skhirat agreement of 2015, which aims at resolving the Libyan civil conflict.

The meeting came on the sidelines of the fourth joint meeting between Arab foreign ministers and their European counterparts, which took place at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo.

The Libyan foreign minister stressed that the 2015 agreement is the cornerstone of achieving stability in the country and restoring Libya’s state institutions.

Last week, Libyan officials and representatives from the country’s various political factions gathered in Cairo, issuing a declaration of principles and five proposed amendments to the agreement that aim to create a unity government in the war-torn North African state.

The conference concluded by underscoring four main principles to be adhered to in Libya’s transition: the preservation of a united Libya, support for state institutions, non-interference by foreign bodies, and the maintaining of a civil state.

The political conflict in Libya broke out following the ouster of Libyan President Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, which left rival militias and factions battling for control.

Source: Ahram Online