The head of Libya’s Presidential Council, Mohamed al-Menfi, could have a meeting with Egyptian President, Abdel Fattah al Sisi, during his ongoing visit to Cairo, Italian news agency Nova reports citing unnamed Egyptian sources.
In the past few days, Cairo has been the scene for several encounters between Libya’s rival parties. Speaker of Libya’s House of Representatives, Aguila Saleh, and chairman of the High Council of State (HCS), Khaled Al-Mishri, met in Cairo last Thursday where they achieved a breakthrough in negotiations the constitutional basis for elections in the country.
Yesterday, Menfi held a meeting in Cairo with General Commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA), Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar.
Egypt managed to bring together all the parties involved in the crisis in Libya, with the exception of the Prime Minister of the Government of National Unity, Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh, according to Nova’s sources
“There is no doubt that Dbeibeh’s absence could undermine all Egyptian efforts,” noted Novva’s sources. “It would have been better not to exclude anyone from these negotiations”.
The same sources reportedly said that Egypt will not change its position on the question of the demarcation of the maritime borders between Egypt and Libya.