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    Egyptian President Urges NATO to Take Part in Libya Reconciliation

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    Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Sisi has called NATO member countries to take part in Libyan reconciliation.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Sisi has called Britain and other NATO member countries to take part in reconciliation of the political situation in Libya, the Telegraph newspaper reported Tuesday.

    “We must support all efforts to help the Libyan people and the Libyan economy. We need to stop the flow of funds and weapons and foreign fighters to the extremists. All the members of Nato – including Britain – who took part in the mission to overthrow Gaddafi need to give their help," Sisi said in an interview with the Telegraph.

    According to Sisi, NATO's mission in Libya was not completed, therefore, Libya was left without necessary leadership.

    Libya has been in a state of turmoil since early 2011 after the Arab Spring protests led to a civil war and the overthrow of long-time leader Muammar Gaddafi following a US-led military mission.

    The country has been ruled by the two rival governments: the internationally recognized Council of Deputies based in Tobruk and the Tripoli-based General National Congress.

    In early July, political parties and the internationally recognized parliament of Libya signed a framework agreement in the Moroccan city of Skhirat, distributing powers in the country.


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