FM: Sisi's call for reviving peace process out of Egypt's responsibility
Tuesday، 31 May 2016 - 12:29 PM
Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said President Abdel Fattah El Sisi's call for reviving the peace process is out of Egypt's responsibility towards the Palestinian cause.
In statements to the BBC on Tuesday 31/5/2016, Shoukry said Egypt exerts great efforts to move forward the peace process between the Palestinians and Israelis with view to ending this conflict and establishing a Palestinian state.
President Sisi called on both parties to positively engage in a settlement and have a future vision of its impact on the region in maintaining stability and fulfilling the aspirations of all peoples in the region, he added.
Shifting to the situation in Libya, the minister said Egypt is with backing the Libyan army and providing it with the necessary equipment and training to bear its responsibility for fighting terrorism and reaching peace and stability for the Libyan people.
Asked about the UN arms embargo on Libya, the minister said that this matter is true, however the statement issued at a Vienna-hosted meeting on backing Libya stressed the importance of easing these restrictions as the Libyan presidential council and the government emanating from it take over.
The UN Security Council should provide the Libyan army with the necessary equipment to combat terrorism, the minister stressed.
The UN Security Council has imposed an arms embargo on Libya since February 2011 relating to the supply or arms and military equipment to and from Libya.