Libya: UN must clarify Dbeibah's legitimacy, Egypt

Foreign minister Shoukry: his government fell in June

10 October, 15:07

    (ANSAmed) - CAIRO, OCTOBER 10 - Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry urged the United Nations and the international community to clarify their position on the legitimacy of the Libyan national unity government, the website Egypt Independent reported on Monday, implicitly referring to the executive in Tripoli led by Abdul Hamid Dbeibah.

    Shoukry, in a joint press conference held with his Greek counterpart Nikos Dendias after talks in Cairo yesterday, stated that the United Nations should speak about the implementation of the agreement authorizing that government to lead the country only until the end of the transition period set for June 22.

    Cairo's diplomacy chief stressed the need both to hold parliamentary and presidential elections in Libya as soon as possible, and to support efforts by the Libyan house of representatives in this respect, the website reported.

    Dbeibah took office in Tripoli provisionally on February 4 under a "political forum", which met under UN sponsorship to give the country a government bringing it to elections, set for December 24 last year and subsequently postponed indefinitely.

    Egypt instead supports the executive of the prime minister appointed by Parliament nearly a year later, Fathi Bashagha, which operates from Sirte and Benghazi.(ANSAmed).

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