Turkish and Egyptian delegations visit Libya

TRIPOLI — After an unannounced visit to Libya by Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar, an Egyptian security and political delegation visited Tripoli on Sunday, reported Al-Arabiya.

The delegation included the deputy head of the General Intelligence Apparatus, Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs, and several officials from the Ministry of Defense.

The Egyptian officials are due to hold political and security meetings with Libyan Minister of Interior Fathi Bashagha, Vice-Chairman of the Presidential Council Ahmed Maiteeq, Western Region Commander in the armed forces of the Government National Accord (GNA) Major General Osama al-Juwaili, and head of the GNA Intelligence Apparatus Imad al-Trabelsi.

A week ago, Egyptian General Intelligence Director General Abbas Kamel visited Benghazi and met with head of the Libyan National Army General Khalifa Haftar and Speaker of the House of Representatives Aqila Saleh.

A few days ago, an Egyptian–Libyan meeting took place in Cairo between the National Committee for the Libyan Crisis and 75 figures from southern Libya.

In related news, the Arab League issued a statement criticizing the continuous flow of weapons and mercenaries to Libya.

The statement complained of Turkey’s malicious ambitions and its intentions to obstruct all efforts to resolve the political crisis and a UN-led political solution in Libya.