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Sending Turkish troops to Libya violates US resolutions- Egypt
Jan 18, 2020
By: Cletus Ilobanafor

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry has Responded to the latest comments of Turkish President Recept Tayeb Erdogan that his country has  started deploying Turkish troops in Libya,   said this move violates the United Nations Security Council resolutions on Libya.

In phone calls with his Greek and Italian counterparts, Shoukry said that the Tukrish announcement has negative and grave consequences on the Berlin Conference and on the situation in Libya due on January 19, 2020, said the Egyptian Foreign Ministry in a statement on Thursday evening.

“This is considered per se evidence of the intention to violate the relevant Security Council resolutions, and portends further internationalization of the Libyan crisis,” the statement read.

Shoukry expressed his great concern that such an announcement “would lead to wasting the efforts exerted by the international community and the countries keen on Libya's interests and stability.”

“The Foreign Ministers agreed on the importance of supporting the Berlin political process and striving to make it a success instead of venturing once more, by putting international endeavors regarding the Libyan issue at stake,” the statement said.

Meanwhile, Commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA) Khalifa Haftar, who is backed by Egypt, the UAE and other Arab and Foreign countries, paid a visit to Greece to discuss the latest developments in Liba following the Turkish announcement.

He met with Greece Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias who affirmed that Haftar will attend the Berlin Conference, Reuters reported.

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