Thursday, January 27, 2022

US security adviser in Egypt for talks on Libya

US security adviser in Egypt for talks on Libya

US President Joe Biden’s national security adviser met Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry on Wednesday for talks aimed at ensuring Libya’s December elections go ahead as planned, Sisi’s office said.

Jake Sullivan travelled to Egypt as part of a Middle East tour that also includes stops in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

In his meeting with Sisi, they spoke about “organising the Libyan elections” as well as “the withdrawal of foreign troops and mercenaries” from the war-ravaged country and the “unification of its armed forces”, the Egyptian leader’s spokesman Bassem Radi said.