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Libya refuses to hold an emergency meeting of the Arab League

The Libyan Foreign Ministry renewed, on Sunday evening, its refusal to hold an emergency ministerial meeting of the League of Arab States, on the situation in his country. 

“After reviewing the draft decision of the extraordinary session of the Arab League that Cairo has called it, we confirm our refusal to hold the session,” said ministry spokesman Mohamed al-Qiblawi, in a statement.

He added: “The determination of the General Secretariat of the Arab League for the date of the session comes in violation of the League’s internal regulations.”

Al-Qeblawi called for adherence to the Arab League system.

Libya refuses to hold an emergency meeting of the Arab League

And Friday, Libyan Foreign Minister Taher Siala announced that his country refused to invite Egypt to hold a meeting of the Arab League on Libya.

This came in a telephone conversation with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Sultanate of Oman, Yousef Bin Alawi, Chairman of the Executive Council of the Arab League, according to a statement of the Libyan Foreign Ministry.

The statement said, Siala told Bin Alawi, that “Libya is the party concerned with the meeting, and Cairo has not complied with the procedural rules in the invitation to the meeting, given that Libya was not consulted about that.”

On Friday, the General Secretariat of the League of Arab States received a request from Egypt to hold a “emergency” hypothetical meeting at the level of foreign ministers, in order to discuss developments in the situation in Libya.

On Monday, the Arab League set a date for the meeting, before Ambassador Hossam Zaki, the assistant secretary-general of the university, announced that it would postpone it until Tuesday, in order to complete the technical arrangements, according to the official Egyptian news agency.

Observers see the Arab League as a “political arm” in the hands of Cairo, as the headquarters state.

The militias of General Khalifa Haftar, with the support of Arab and European countries, have launched an aggression against Tripoli, since April 4, 2019, killing and injuring civilians, along with extensive and extensive destruction, but the attack failed to achieve its goals, and Hifter’s forces were expelled from the entire West Libyan.

As Haftar’s forces retreated, Egypt recently launched a so-called “Cairo Declaration” in order to find a solution to the crisis, but it was met with categorical rejection from the Libyan government and other countries.

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