Bahrain welcomes Sisi’s Libya plan
TDT | Manama
Bahrain yesterday welcomed the initiative announced by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, calling for a ceasefire in the State of Libya to achieve the aspirations of the Libyan people in security and stability. Sisi said the plan included a call for negotiations in Geneva, then the election of a leadership council, the disbanding of militias and the exit of all foreign fighters from Libya.
The Foreign Ministry affirmed Bahrain’s support to all the efforts exerted by Egypt to maintain Arab national security and defend Arab interests and issues. The statement stressed the need for all Libyan parties to respond to this initiative and give priority to the national interest to achieve development and prosperity.
Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar’s 14-month offensive to capture the capital, Tripoli, had collapsed this week.