The Egyptian Foreign Affairs Minister Sameh Shoukry, has denied media reports that his country’s military intervened in Libya. There was never any suggestion of military intervention in Libya because our military is concerned only with maintaining the security and stability of Egypt, Mr. Choukri said Monday in a joint press conference with Tunisia’s Foreign Affairs vice Minister in Cairo.
The country has repatriated about 2,500 Egyptian workers stranded at Rass Jdeir border crossing between Libya and Tunisia; about 10000 Egyptians are still stranded there, he added.
The Foreign Minister has praised the existing cooperation between the neighboring countries of Libya. He noted that Egypt supports political solution, whereas the meeting of the Libyan Parliament, scheduled for Monday, could be the beginning of the restoration of stability in this country.
Many Egyptian workers have been killed in recent week clashes between Libyan factions, which unleashed a wave of anger in the political microcosm of Egypt. Many called for the Egyptian Army intervention in Libya in order to protect Egypt against Islamist extremists.
Some information and security Egyptian specialists called for the support of the Forces of former Libyan Army General, Khalifa Haftar who roundly declared that he wants his country’s armed Islamist groups all wiped out.
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