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Hours after President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi’s speech, after inspecting the western military region in Sidi Barani, in which he emphasized that “any direct intervention by the Egyptian state in Libya has become international legality, either within the framework of the United Nations Charter (the right to self-defense), or building On the sole legitimate authority elected by the Libyan people (the House of Representatives), Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan made a phone call to the Emir of Qatar, Tamim bin Hamad.
The Qatar News Agency stated that the contact discussed strategic relations between the two countries and ways to support and develop them, in addition to discussing a number of regional and international issues of common concern.
President Sisi has confirmed that the objectives of the intervention in Libya are: protecting and securing the western borders of the country with its strategic depth from the threats of terrorist militias and mercenaries, and the speed of supporting the restoration of security and stability on the Libyan scene as an integral part of the security and stability of Egypt and the Arab national security, and injecting blood of siblings Among the Libyan people, east and west, to create conditions for a ceasefire and prevent any of the parties from overcoming the current conditions, an immediate ceasefire, and launching negotiations for a comprehensive political settlement process under the auspices of the United Nations in accordance with the outputs of the Berlin Conference and a practical application of the Cairo Declaration initiative.
The President pointed out that «Egypt has taken from the beginning a stable strategic position in support of reaching a comprehensive settlement that guarantees sovereignty, national and regional unity, safety and security of Libyan lands, the speed of restoring the pillars of the national institutions of the Libyan state, and giving priority to eliminating terrorism and preventing the spread of criminal groups and extremist and armed militias, and an end For illegal foreign interventions that contribute to exacerbating the security situation not only in Libya, but also extending to neighboring countries and regional and international security, feeding the hotbeds of terrorism in the region, preserving Libyan capabilities, fair and transparent distribution to all components of the state, and preventing any terrorist groups from controlling these capabilities, and allowing space For all components of Libyan society in participation to determine the future of the state and manage its capabilities. ”
Al-Sisi pointed out that the “Libyan-Libyan initiative (the Cairo Declaration) was consistent with all international decisions and initiatives, in particular, and with the efforts of the United Nations and the outputs of the Berlin Conference, which were aimed primarily at achieving the will and aspirations of the components of the Libyan people, in determining the future of the state and managing its capabilities in a way that returns Benefiting all the Libyan people and setting a road map to quickly restore the pillars of the national institutions of the Libyan state, and paving the way for this to restore security and stability through the immediate cessation of the fire on the lines on which the parties are present, the withdrawal of all foreign forces, their weapons and their mercenaries from the Libyan lands, and the dissolution of armed militias And handing over their weapons to the Libyan National Army, and pushing the negotiations on the security-military track (5 + 5) ».
The President said that, despite the welcome and support of the moderate Libyan force and regional and international parties, the control of external forces strongly supportive of extremist and mercenary militias over the decision of one of the parties to the conflict did not allow the cease-fire decision to be put into place, but rather continued to violate international resolutions and violate the sovereignty of the Libyan state by transferring arms Mercenaries, sending hostile messages to neighboring countries, as recorded by UN reports and international parties monitoring the Libyan borders.
He continued: “More than the above, the willingness of the militias and mercenaries by orders and support of the leaders of the external forces, which have become invisible to anyone, after circulating in the media to directly assault the capabilities of the Libyan people and their progress east to threaten our western borders and interests in the eastern Mediterranean.”
The President added: “If the Libyan people moved and demanded intervention, this is a sign to the world that Egypt and Libya are one country, one interests, one security and one stability, and those who believe that our patience is weak are mistaken. No, by God, we have our patience, patience to clarify the situation and clarify the facts, and if we are not aware of this and make sacrifices Necessary and honorable positions and forces will advance while you are above it and the elders of the tribes and the Libyan tribes at its head, and if the matter ends, it comes out in peace, because we do not want anything but the security, stability and safety of Libya ».
The Libyan National Army, led by Field Marshal Khalifa Hifter, had announced that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan came to control the goods of Libya and not to help the Libyans.
The Libyan army stated: “Throughout history … Turkey seizes the capabilities of peoples and their lands and turns them into scattered refugees and minorities such as the Armenians and the Kurds.”
He clarified that the main operations room had been reconfigured and officers were able to lead the battle in the country, stressing at the same time that he was fighting to protect the country and the people, and would not allow the scene to recur in Libya.
The Libyan army spokesman, Ahmed Al-Mismari, stated that Qatar is preparing the base base for Turkey, stressing that Doha is one of the first countries to support terrorism in Libya and transfer terrorists to it, and pointed out that it is the official sponsor of all terrorist operations in Libya.
Al-Mismari stressed that “the Qatari funds finance terrorist operations in Libya, even after the four Arab countries fighting terrorism boycott them.”
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