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Asharq Al-Awsat
Asharq Al-Awsat
Cairo - Khaled Mahmoud

Libya’s Haftar, Menfi, Saleh Return to Cairo for Negotiations

Libyan National Army (LNA) commander Khalifa Haftar gives a speech during a rally marking the 71st anniversary of the country's independence from Italy in the eastern city of Benghazi on December 24, 2022. (AFP)

A new round of negotiations kicked off in Cairo over the weekend between Libyan National Army (LNA) commander Khalifa Haftar, head of the Presidential Council Mohammed al-Menfi and Speaker of the east-based parliament Aguila Saleh.

Haftar and Saleh had arrived in the Egyptian capital on Saturday night, reported various media.

They refrained from making any statements about the talks that will ensue.

Spokespersons for the three officials also declined to comment on their negotiations.

Egyptian and Libyan sources, however, told Asharq Al-Awsat that they will meet with Egyptian officials for talks on several Libyan political and military issues.

They will cover the delayed presidential and parliamentary elections in wake of the recent understandings reached between the parliament and High Council of State. The two bodies had reached agreements over the elections’ constitutional foundations.

Meanwhile, lawmakers revealed that Saleh and head of the High Council of State Khalid al-Mishri will hold a meeting next week to “complete the constitutional path.”

The meeting will be sponsored by United Nations envoy to Libya Abdoulaye Bathily.

The parliament and High Council of State are set to present the constitutional document that they had agreed upon to members of their respective bodies. The document covers the rules and conditions for holding the elections.

The parliament is set to convene in the eastern city of Benghazi on Tuesday and the High Council of State will meet at its Tripoli headquarters on Monday.

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