UN Envoy to Libya in Cairo to meet Egyptian leaders

August 13, 2017 Off By Web Desk

Cairo (IINA) � United Nations Special Envoy for Libya Ghassan Salame arrived in Cairo on Saturday for talks with Egyptians officials on the situation in Libya, MENA reported.

Salame of Lebanon, who was appointed by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on June 22 as his Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), arrived from Tunisia for a two-day visit to Egypt.

He is expected to meet with Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, as well as Secretary General of the Arab League Ahmed Aboul-Gheit.

The visit, which is the first by Salame since appointment, is aimed at identifying recent developments in Libya, as well as efforts to reach a political solution and hold national elections.

Shoukry met with Salame in July in Paris, following a Libyan ceasefire agreement.

Egypt plays a significant role in negotiations to end the Libyan conflict within the framework of the UN-brokered Political Agreement, signed by delegates from Libya’s warring factions in Skhirat, Morocco, on 17 December 2015. The agreement mandates a peaceful transition of power in Libya and the establishment of a national unity government.

Source: International Islamic News Agency