Libyan Chief of Staff: Sisi promised to support Libyan army

Abdel Razek al-Nazuri, Libyan chief of army staff, said he was promised by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to support needs of the Libyan military.


“We 've been promised to be provided with supply at all fields including training and technical consultations,” Nazuri said, adding that Libya is able to establish strong army in collaboration with Egypt.

Nazuri attended the joint press conference at the Foreign Ministry on Tuesday with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shokry, Parliament Speaker Aguila Salah and Libyan Foreign Minister Mohamed Abdel Aziz.


Libya has a military institution, Nazuri said, though they need support and some capabilities.

The US has recently accused Egypt, assisted by United Arab Emirates, of launching aerial strikes against sites controlled by Islamists in Libya, which Cairo denied.

Shokry said on Tuesday that it did not launch the strikes and was not involved in any military operation in Libya. He stressed Cairo’s respect for the will of the Libyan people.



Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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