Shoukry discusses Libya updates with French counterpart

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During a phone call on Thursday, Egypt’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry discussed the latest political updates on Libya with French foreign minister Jean-Marc Ayrault.

According to a foreign ministry statement, Shoukry briefed Ayrault on Egypt’s latest meeting to coordinate with different political powers in Libya, and asserted the need for a political solution to the crisis to restore stability.

The statement added that Ayrault asserted that the solution to the ongoing conflict should be in the hands of Libyans. On the other hand, Shoukry praised the efforts of the Libyan National Army in regaining control over strategic areas known for having oil wells, which, according to Shoukry, will result in benefits for the Libyan people.

Instability and conflict has risen in Libya since 2011, escalating after the killing of former president Muammar Gaddafi and the ensuing political turmoil.

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