Egypt Independent

Egyptian presidency says Trump welcomed Egypt’s proposal for Libya ceasefire



CAIRO (Reuters) — The Egyptian Presidency said in a statement on Wednesday that US President Donald Trump welcomed Egypt’s proposal for Libya ceasefire in a call with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

Egypt called for a ceasefire starting on Monday, as part of an initiative which also proposed an elected leadership council for Libya. Russia and the UAE welcomed the plan, while Germany said UN-backed talks were key to the peace process.

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Reporting by Amina Ismail; Editing by Toby Chopra

Image: Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi arrives at Buckingham Palace in London, Britain January 20, 2020. (REUTERS/Henry Nicholls/Pool)