Egypt says it left Arab League meeting because Al-Mangoush represents Libya's "expired government"

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Egypt says it left Arab League meeting because Al-Mangoush represents Libya's "expired government"

September 06, 2022 - 23:06
Written by: AbdulkaderAssad

The spokesman for the Egyptian Foreign Minister, Ahmad Hafiz, said Cairo's delegation left the Arab League meeting on Tuesday when Libya's Foreign Minister of the Government of National Unity (GNU) Najla Al-Mangoush chaired the meeting to express reservations about the assumption of presidency by a representative of an expired government.

Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry left the Arab League meeting when the Lebanese Foreign Minister, being chair of the last round, handed over the presidency of the meeting to Libya's FM.

Al-Mangoush commented on the incident by saying that she respected Shoukry's position but didn't agree with it, adding that her presence at the meeting is backed up internationally as the GNU is the Libyan transitional government that is recognized by the international community as per Berlin and Paris conferences.