Egyptian National Security Council Convenes in Cairo to Discuss the Turkish Parliament’s Mandate to Deploy Troops in Libya – Al Marsad

Just one hour after the mandate given by the Turkish parliament today to the Ankara government to deploy Turkish troops in Libya, Egypt’s National Security Council convened under the chairmanship of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to discuss the latest developments in the Libyan crisis in light of the Turkish Parliament’s endorsement of a motion to militarily intervene in Libya.

[Libya, 2 January 2020] – The official Spokesperson for the Egyptian Presidency Bassam Rady stated that the meeting reviewed a number of vital issues related to the current regional and international conditions, including the ongoing negotiations to reach an agreement between Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia on the Renaissance Dam.

The Egyptian National Security Council also discussed current developments related to the Libyan crisis, and the threats arising from external military intervention in Libya.

The presidential spokesman stressed that a set of measures had been identified at various levels to address any threat to Egyptian national security.

Earlier, Egypt strongly condemned the vote by the Turkish parliament to allow a troop deployment to Libya, according to a statement by the Egyptian Foreign Ministry. Egypt said that any such deployment could “negatively affect the stability of the Mediterranean region,” calling on the international community to urgently respond to the move.

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