Haftar and Al-Serraj Meet in Cairo for Talks over the Libyan Crisis

Egypt is playing a mediating role in the Libyan crisis trying to resolve the conflict between Haftar and al-Serraj.

The head of the Presidential Council (PC) of the Government of National Accord (GNA), Fayez Al-Sarraj, arrived in Cairo with a delegation, including his deputy, Fathi El-Majbary, and the Defense Minister, El-Mahdi El-Barghathi, according to a source in the Egyptian Foreign Ministry, reported  Libya Prospect.

Moreover, the source said that General Khalifa Haftar is supposed to join the delegation of Tobruk, which includes the head of the House of Representatives (HoR), Ageela Saleh, who arrived in Cairo three days earlier.

The Egyptian leadership would manage a crucial meeting between the factions of the Libyan to end the crisis and to come to a resolution that assures the stability in Libya, said the source.

According to the source, the leaders of the both Libyan sides will meet the Egyptian Defense Minister,Sedky Sobhy and the Egyptian Foreign Minister, Sameh Shoukry, under the supervision of the Egyptian Prime Minister, who is expected to attend the meeting.

In addition, the head of the Egyptian Parliament met his Libyan counterpart and discussed the possible ways to end the Libyan political crisis.

It is noteworthy that al-Sisi is one of the major supporters of Gen. Haftar who is supported by Tobruk government and the house of representative(HoR).

Since the Libyan Revolution that overthrew the long-time dictator 2011 Muammar Gaddafi, violence has spread in Libya among the different Libyan factions.

Two rival governments operate in Libya, with self-proclaimed authorities controlling the capital of Tripoli and adjacent western areas and an internationally recognized government, based in the eastern Libyan city of Tobruk.

Moreover, a third government was formed known as the Government of National Accord(GNA) supported by many western countries. The government has so far failed to restore the country’s unity.

None of the governments have a complete dominance over Libya until now.