Bushnaf to Egypt: We Will Not Abide By Any Security Agreements to Which We Are Not a Party – Al Marsad

The Minister of Interior in the Libyan government, Ibrahim Bushnaf, announced that its ministry will not be bound by any security agreements that may be signed with the Egyptian side unless the Libyan government is a party to them, referring to the likely agreements concluded by Cairo with Fathi Bashagha.

(Libya, 5 November 2020) – The Minister of Interior in the Libyan government, Ibrahim Bushnaf’s announcement came after a visit by the designate Interior Minister of the Government of National Accord (GNA), Fathi Bashagha (not approved by the House of Representatives) to Cairo, in which he disclosed to the media the signing of security agreements between the two countries.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in the Libyan government, Abdulhadi Al-Hweij, served a letter to his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry, conveying to him the contents of the letter of the Minister of Interior, Ibrahim Bushnaf.

The letter included Bushnaf’s reference to his hope that the Egyptian government would understand that the land border checkpoints between the two countries are under the control of the Libyan government approved by the legitimate HoR.

The letter emphasized that the Ministry of Interior in the Libyan government will not bear any security responsibility unless it is a party to any agreement signed, as it is the party responsible for the border checkpoints between the two brotherly countries.

© Al-Marsad English (2020)

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