Egypt invited all members of the Libyan House of Representatives to convene in Cairo in the coming days, in order to heal the rift and bridge the gap between the Libyan parties to preserve the unity of the parliament, according to UAE-based Al Ittihad newspaper on Monday.
Ibrahim al-Dorsi, a member of the Libyan Parliament told Al Ittihad newspaper that the Libyan parliamentarian affirmed that the head of Egyptian intelligence, Major General Abbas Kamel, stressed, during his meeting with the Speaker and members of the House of Representatives in Benghazi, Saturday, the need to preserve the cohesion of the national current in parliament led by Aguila Saleh, and Cairo’s full support for the Libyan people at all times.
According to the parliamentarian who participated in the meeting, Kamel affirmed Cairo’s endless support for the brothers in Libya so that they can restore security and stability in their country and completely defeat the mercenaries and terrorists.
On his part, Saleh welcomed Egypt’s role in Libya, stressing the need for Egyptian companies to return to work, invest and participate in the reconstruction of the liberated cities in the country.
In a related context, Libyan parliamentary sources revealed a secret visit by a parliamentary delegation consisting of nine MPs, most of them took part in Ghadames meeting, to Egypt, confirming that they discussed with Egyptian officials ways to heal the rift and clarify points of view with all members and the presidency of the Council.
The Libyan sources pointed out in exclusive statements to Al-Ittihad that the Egyptian leadership seeks to unify the parliament as soon as possible and work to bridge points of view, explaining that Cairo fears the collapse of the parliament, which is the only elected legislative body in the country.
In this regard, the Libyan sources noted that a number of MPs expressed to Egyptian officials their fear of the moves by MPs belonging to the “Muslim Brotherhood” group aimed at changing the presidency of the Council of Representatives to overthrow the General Command of the Libyan Armed Forces.
In Tripoli, the struggle for influence between the Minister of the Interior of the Government of National Accord, Fathi Bashagha and the head of the Libyan Presidency Council, Fayez al-Sarraj, came to light after the latter’s decision to reorganize the “Deterrence Force” apparatus led by Abdul Raouf Kara, to become directly affiliated with him with an independent financial budget, away from the Ministry of Interior headed by Bashagha.