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Egypt steps up efforts to calm Libya

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi met with head of the Libyan Presidency Council Mohammad Menfi in Cairo to discuss the future of the political process in Tripoli, amid Cairo’s renewed efforts to end the political chaos and divisions in the neighboring country.
Mohamed al-Manfi (L), head of Libya's presidency council, and new interim Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah (R) arrive.

CAIRO — Egypt has recently taken both overt and covert steps to settle differences and end the state of rivalry between Libya’s political forces, as it considers the situation in Libya along its western border to be linked to its own national security.

Egypt is coordinating with various international forces to ensure stability for Libya after more than a decade of chaos and bloody events following the killing of Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi on Oct. 20, 2011, and a popular revolution that toppled his 42-year rule. 

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