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UAE, Egypt call for an immediate ceasefire in Libya

Abu Dhabi/Abu Dhabi
Filed on June 11, 2020
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Sheikh Abdullah, UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs, and his Egyptian counterpart Shoukry express their concern about ongoing fighting.

Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and Sameh Shoukry, Egypt's Foreign Minister, expressed their concern over developments in Libya and the ongoing fighting which undermines regional security and stability.

This came during a telephone call, made on Wednesday as part of the of the continuous consultation and coordination between the two ministers.

During the call, Sheikh Abdullah and Shoukry condemned endangering civilian lives by armed groups supported by foreign forces, specially in and around the city of Sirte.

They called for an immediate ceasefire and commitment to the political process, under the auspices of the UN and in line with the 'Berlin Process' and 'Cairo Declaration'.

They stressed that political means are the only acceptable way to end the conflict and achieve stability, to meet the aspirations of the brotherly people of Libya.

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