Egypt officials discuss the situation in Libya

The Egyptian foreign ministry stressed the need for violence and armed clashes to end in neighbouring Libya in a Thursday statement.

The ministry’s political action group met to discuss the situation on Wednesday as the situation worsened in Libya with people attempting to flee the militia fighting in their hundreds.

The ministry statement reported that the meeting “emphasised the importance of the results of the meeting of the foreign ministers of Libya’s neighbouring countries Algeria and Tunisia”, pointing out the “need to respect the unity of Libya, its sovereignty and territorial integrity, and the full cessation of all forms of violence and armed clashes”.

Participants in the meeting praised the formation of a new parliament. The majority of the members of the new parliament met in Tobruk last week due to the violence in Libya’s two major cities Benghazi and the capital Tripoli.

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