Egyptian FM due in London to tackle Libyan crisis

Source: Xinhua| 2017-09-12 19:52:15|Editor: Mengjie
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CAIRO, Sept. 12 (Xinhua) -- Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry will head to London Wednesday for a six-party ministerial meeting on the Libyan crisis, the ministry said in a statement Tuesday.

"The meeting will tackle coordinating regional and international efforts to end the division in Libya as well as to achieve national reconciliation," said Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ahmed Abu Zeid.

"Foreign ministers of the United States, Britain, France, Italy, the United Arab Emirates, in addition to UN Secretary General's special envoy for Libya Ghassan Salama, will take part in the meeting," the spokesman added.

Salama will review his vision regarding the latest developments in Libya and results of his consultations to reach a reconciliation among various Libyan parties, Abu Zeid noted.

Libya is currently engaged in a civil war and run by two rival administrations, one in Tobruk and another in Tripoli after the 2011 uprising ended the 42-year rule of former leader Muammar Gaddafi as well as his life.

Egypt is keen on reaching a political settlement to restore security and stability to the war-torn neighboring country as the chaotic conditions there pose a threat to the Egyptian western borders.