usa, egypt

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry has reiterated Cairo's support for a “Libyan-owned” solution to the current stalemate without any external dictates, adding in a meeting with the US special envoy to Libya, Richard Norland, in Washington, that no country should overstep the role of Libyan institutions when carrying out their role based on the Libyan terms for the settlement.

Shoukry stressed the need for the settlement to be based on the Skhirat Agreement, which would lead to the simultaneous holding of presidential and parliamentary elections in Libya as soon as possible.

According to the spokesman for the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Shoukry reiterated the necessity of stopping foreign interventions in Libya, and the withdrawal of all foreign forces, fighters and mercenaries from the country as per a specific time schedule in order to ensure the sovereignty and stability of Libya.

Meanwhile, Norland hailed the pivotal role played by Cairo and its continuing efforts to support the settlement process in Libya, according to the Egyptian Foreign Ministry.

Norland stressed the importance of the ongoing cooperation between Egypt and the US in order to find effective ways to deal with the Libyan crisis with the aim of establishing stability across the country in a sustainable manner, in accordance with the relevant references.