By Libya Herald reporter.
Benghazi, 20 November 2015:
Faiez Serraj, the House of Representatives member selected by the Libya Dialogue negotiators to head . . .[restrict]of the proposed Government of National Accord has told Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry that dealing with terrorism and the provision of services to the Libyan public would be his priorities once confirmed in office.
In talks yesterday, Serraj, who like many other members of the House of Representatives is currently staying in Egypt, also said there needed to be greater international support for UN-brokered Dialogue deal if divisions in Libya were to end.
For his part, according the the Egyptian foreign ministry, Shoukry stressed Egypt’s commitment to the Dialogue process as well as to Libya’s sovereignty and unity. However, he equally noted that one of the fundamentals of Egyptian policy in regard to Libya at present was the need to fight against terrorism. This required stability in the country.
Shoukry also stressed Egypt’s view that for the GNA to succeed, it had have geographic balance, with ministers from different parts of the country.
Meanwhile, in its strongest move so far in support of Serraj, the Egyptian foreign ministry has said that given the division of Libya with two parliaments, one in Tobruk and the other in Tripoli, it would not accept any official Libyan documents until his government was in place.
Adding a little less clarity to the situation, Shoukry then held talks with the Foreign Minister in the Thinni administration based in Beida, Mohamed Dairi. He and a team arrived in Cairo for talks on potential joint efforts to deal with terrorism in Libya. [/restrict]