Egypt declares initiative to end civil war in Libya
UPDATED 12:10 PM PT — Saturday, June 6, 2020
The commander of the Libyan Arab Armed Forces has accepted an offer from Egypt’s president to help end the civil war after facing several defeats. On Saturday, President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi proposed his plan, which included a ceasefire starting on Monday.
El-Sissi called for all foreign troops to pull out of Libya and the dismantlement of militia armies.
According to Egypt’s president, the goal is for war-torn Libya to hold elections and form a presidential council.
“This initiative also aims to guarantee fair representation for all three Libyan regions in a presidential council, elected by the Libyan people under the supervision of the United Nations, to rule Libya for the first time in the country’s history,” stated Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.
The president has asked the United Nations to invite Libya’s rivaling groups for talks.
It remains unclear if the Government of National Accord’s armies are planning to comply with the upcoming ceasefire.