Spokesman of the Libyan Army, Colonel Mohammad Qanunu

The spokesman for the Libyan Army Mohammed Gununu has commented on the Cairo Initiative proposed by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi, saying the Government of National Accord (GNA) has no time for watching Khalifa Haftar's nonsense on TV, adding that GNA forces were advancing on Haftar's forces and chasing them away from all post-April 04 positions.

"We haven't started this war, but we will see the date and place for its end." Gununu said after Sisi's joint press conference with Haftar and HoR Speaker Aqila Saleh.

He also announced the launch of "Doroob Al-Nasser" (Victory Paths) Operation to liberate Sirte and Jufra from Haftar's forces.

Meanwhile, the Head of the High Council of State Khalid Al-Mishri also commented on the initiative, saying Libya is a sovereign state and Egypt's intervention isn't acceptable.

Al-Mishri added that Haftar now wants to return to political dialogue after suffering humiliating defeats, saying High Council of State and GNA reject this and that Haftar's popular base no longer exists.

He also said it was very strange that Haftar was placing his own terms for solution while he is the defeated party militarily, saying HCS rejects Haftar's presence in political negotiations in the future, and that he should surrender and be court-martialed.

The Egyptian President proposed "Cairo Declaration and Cairo Initiative" to resolve the Libyan crisis in the presence of Khalifa Haftar and Tobruk-based House of Representatives Speaker Aqila Saleh on Saturday.

El Sisi announced the "Libyan-Libyan" initiative in a joint press conference in Cairo without any representation for Government of National Accord at all and said it called for a ceasefire on June 8, 2020, then elections for a presidential council by the Libyan people under the auspices of the UN, in addition to the departure of all mercenaries from Libya, dismantling "militias and giving their weapons to the Libyan Army" and resuming the 5+5 military talks.