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In call with Le Drian, Shoukry stress importance of holding simultaneous presidential and parliamentary elections in Libya

In call with Le Drian, Shoukry stress importance of holding simultaneous presidential and parliamentary elections in Libya

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry stressed the importance of holding presidential and parliamentary elections in Libya simultaneously while preserving the Libyans’ ownership of the political solution.

This came during a phone conversation Tuesday with French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, according to a statement by the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, according to which the two ministers discussed developments in the situation in Libya.

Sameh Shoukry called for stopping foreign interference and expelling all foreign forces, mercenaries and foreign fighters, without exception, within a specific time frame, in implementation of the relevant international resolutions, and in accordance with the outputs of the Berlin Process and the Paris Summit.