The Egyptian Foreign Minister, Sameh Shoukry, has stated that the presence of foreign mercenaries and forces in Libya badly affects its national security and that of its neighboring states.
In a virtual meeting on Libya for the African Peace and Security Council, Shoukry said Egypt had warned a year ago of the consequences of the continuation of conflict in Libya and said it could take measures to protect its national security and maintain power balance.
The UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) welcomed the meeting of the 5+5 Joint Military Commission (JMC) on Tuesday for the first time in the Libyan capital, Tripoli.
UNSMIL said in a statement on Twitter that the JMC meeting was yet another strong message of unity and an indication of strong coordinated efforts.
Oil and Gas Minister Mohamed Oun has called on foreign oil companies, especially from the US, to return to Libya and help the country maintain its oil facilities to increase production.
Speaking to Bloomberg on the sidelines of the 15th Sustainable Energy Conference in Ravenna, Italy, Oun revealed that Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah recently appointed a special envoy to the United States, who will try to convince energy firms to invest in Libya.
Muhammed Menfi, Head of the Presidential Council (PC), received Wednesday Commander of the 166 Battalion Muhammad Al-Hussan.
The battalion is part of a combined force from the west and east of Libya entrusted to secure the Man-made River Authority (MMRA).
The PC head media office said the meeting was held to discuss the function of the force and plans to ensure the protection of the whole water system.
Foreign Minister Najla Al-Manqoush has reiterated the need to accelerate the practical implementation of the Quartet Agreement concerned with protecting and securing common borders with neighboring countries to meet the security challenges in the region.
Activating such an agreement would limit many destructive phenomena, including terrorism, cross-border organized crime, smuggling operations, and illegal migration, Al-Manqoush said during a meeting attended by Nigerian President Mohamed Bazoum in the capital Niamey Wednesday.