Portuguese / Spanish / English

Middle East Near You

Presidency spokesman: Egypt’s Sisi meets Libyan commander Haftar in Cairo

Libya Chief of Staff, Marshall Khalifa Haftar [File photo]
Libya Chief of Staff, Marshall Khalifa Haftar [File photo]

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi met Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar in Cairo today to discuss developments in Libya, Al-Sisi’s spokesman said.

Reuters reported that no other details about the meeting were immediately available.

Haftar and his Libyan National Army (LNA) stands in opposition to the government in Libya’s western city of Tripoli, the Government of National Accord, which is officially recognised and backed by the United Nations.

READ: Scores of Haftar forces arrested near Tripoli

Since the overthrow of the longtime Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi’s regime in a popular uprising in 2011, Libya has been involved in a power struggle which has led to security chaos.

The most recent flare-up in the conflict began in early April, when Haftar’s LNA advanced on the capital Tripoli.

Since 2014, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt have provided Haftar’s LNA with military equipment such as aircrafts and helicopters, according to UN sanctions monitors.

Categories
AfricaEgyptLibyaNews
Show Comments
Show Comments