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Thursday, 18 July 2019

Egypt, five other countries issue joint statement calling for immediate end to Libyan fighting

Egypt is one of six nations to have called for an immediate end to hostilities in Libya in a joint statement released on Tuesday. Along with Britain, France, the UAE, the US, and Italy, Egypt expressed its “deep concern” at the violence that has caused an increasing humanitarian emergency, and warned that terrorist groups could exploit the security vacuum. The countries “call for an immediate de-escalation and halt to the current fighting, and urge the prompt return to the UN-mediated political process," the statement said.

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