Sisi warns against attempts to 'control Libya'

Sisi warns against attempts to 'control Libya'
Sisi warns against attempts to 'control Libya'

We show you our most important and recent visitors news details Sisi warns against attempts to 'control Libya' in the following article

Hind Al Soulia - Riyadh - CAIRO — Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi has warned against attempts "to control" neighboring Libya, state media reported on Tuesday, as tensions grow over Turkey's expanding ties with the Tripoli-based government.

Sisi's remarks come after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan expressed readiness to send troops to Libya if requested by the country's Government of National Accord (GNA).

Erdogan, who supports the GNA, met with its head Fayez El-Sarraj in Istanbul on Sunday, after the two countries signed maritime and military deals last month.

Egypt's foreign ministry has lambasted the agreements as "illegitimate".

On Tuesday, state-run newspaper Al Ahram quoted Sisi as telling journalists the previous evening: "We will not allow anyone to control Libya ... it is a matter of Egyptian national security".

Libya has been riven by turmoil and division since a NATO-backed uprising that toppled and killed dictator Moamer Kadhafi in 2011.

It has since been split between rival administrations vying for power in the east and the west.

While Turkey and Qatar support the GNA, Egypt backs strongman Khalifa Haftar who controls eastern Libya and has been battling since April to seize Tripoli.

Sisi was quoted by the privately owned Al Shorouk newspaper as saying that Egypt "will not abandon (Haftar's) Libyan National Army".

Cairo's relations with Ankara and Doha have been fraught with tensions since Sisi led the 2013 military ouster of Mohamed Morsi, whom Turkey and Qatar supported.

Sisi reportedly addressed the bitter rift with Qatar in his remarks on Monday, saying the oil-rich country has yet to meet the demands of Arab countries boycotting Doha. — AFP

These were the details of the news Sisi warns against attempts to 'control Libya' for this day. We hope that we have succeeded by giving you the full details and information. To follow all our news, you can subscribe to the alerts system or to one of our different systems to provide you with all that is new.

It is also worth noting that the original news has been published and is available at Saudi Gazette and the editorial team at AlKhaleej Today has confirmed it and it has been modified, and it may have been completely transferred or quoted from it and you can read and follow this news from its main source.

PREV At the hearing in Michigan – Farts make for an embarrassing...
NEXT Nepotism apparently slowed China’s response to Covid-19