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Egypt's PM Backs Home after Official Visit to Libya

Wed 21 Apr 2021 | 01:47 AM

 A few minutes ago, Egyptian Prime Minister, Moustafa Madbouly returned back home following an official visit to Libya.

Accompanied by a delegation of 11 Egyptian ministers, Madbouly arrived at the Cairo International Airport coming from Libya in the first such visit by senior Egyptian officials to the conflict-torn country since it drifted into chaos on the heels of NATO-backed uprising that ousted long-time ruler Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.

During the visit, Mabouly stressed Cairo's support for national efforts aiming at reaching reconciliation, restoring unity in Libya, and achieving development for the Libyan people.

He also confirmed that Egypt is keen on supporting all Libyan institutions in their efforts to settle the crisis in Libya to achieve development and prosperity for the Libyan people.

Madbouly’s visit to Tripoli comes a month after an interim government assumed power after almost a decade of turmoil.

Since 2015, Libya has been pided between warring administrations, one in the east and one in the west, both backed by different foreign powers.

The new Libyan unified interim executive authority was selected in February with the assistance of a United Nations-mediated process that brought together various delegates from Libya's warring factions.

It comprised four leaders to guide the oil-rich country through to national elections in December, with Mohamed Menfi chosen to head a three-men Presidency Council and Abdul Hamid Mohammed Dbeibah as interim prime minister.