Egypt President To Attend Libya Conference In Paris

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will be traveling to Paris to attend a conference concerning Libya on Friday.

Al-Sisi during the visit will hold talks with French President Emmanuel Macron, the presidency said in a statement.

According to the statement, the conference is being organised by the United Nations, Germany and Italy, ahead of the elections planned in Libya for Dec. 24.

Egypt, which is eyeing the economic opportunities in Libya and has re-established a presence in the capital Tripoli, has called for the elections to go ahead despite disputes over the planned poll among Libyan factions.

Egypt supported eastern Libya-based forces under military commander Khalifa Haftar after a previous vote in 2014 escalated to a conflict that split the country in to rival eastern and western camps.


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