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Sarraj, Haftar to meet for second round of talks in Cairo

May 11, 2017 at 11:39 am

Libya’s Presidency Council (PC) head Fayez Al-Sarraj will meet with Field Marshall Khalifa Haftar in Cairo today for the second stage of reconciliation discussions, the Libya Herald reported.

According to the newspaper, Al-Sarraj left for the Egyptian capital yesterday while Haftar flew later in the evening from Benghazi’s Benina air base.

Neither side has officially confirmed the meeting though there have been widespread reports that the two would meet this week in Cairo following their first meeting in Abu Dhabi last week.

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During their discussion in Abu Dhabi, Egyptian President, Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, flew in to reportedly join the talks and invite the pair to continue them in Cairo.

Yesterday Al-Sarraj met with some 50 House of Representatives (HoR) members from across the country who back the Libyan Political Agreement and the PC in what were described as “frank and serious” discussions.

According to reports, uniting military structures in Libya under the control of a political leadership was also discussed as well as the situation in the south of the country, and drawing the Petroleum Facilities Guards into a single structure.

It was also reiterated that the Libyan Political Agreement had to be the basis for all future dialogue and agreements.