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Kerry arrives in Cairo to discuss regional affairs with Al-Sisi

This is Kerry’s second visit to Egypt in less than a month, as he visited Cairo on 20 April.


The US secretary of state John Kerry arrived in Cairo on Wednesday to meet the Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi.

Kerry is expected to discuss the current situation in both Syria and Libya after participating in the Vienna talks about the two conflicts.

This is Kerry’s second visit to Egypt in less than a month, as he visited Cairo on 20 April.

He is expected to discuss the outcomes of Vienna talks, particularly regarding the Libyan crisis.

Some world powers, including the US, said they would consider lifting the arms embargo to Libya upon the request of the Libyan government of national accord (GNA) in order to enforce its control in preventing the spread of terrorism across the nation.

Kerry said the request is logical, but it needs to be considered carefully. “We have now had a request come to us and obviously it has to be discussed and go through the process with respect to the UN,” Kerry said.

Egypt has urged the international community several times to lift the embargo on the Libyan national army.

The embargo was put in place by the UN in 2011 amid the security unrest after the ouster of Muammar Gaddafi.

Last March, the UN renewed a decision to lift the embargo on arms to Libya.

During his participation in Vienna talks, Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry affirmed that Egypt is backing any solution that guarantees the unity of the Libyan state.

Egypt also urged the internationally-recognised Libyan parliament, Tobruk parliament, to authenticate the GNA as soon as possible to start focusing on counter-terrorism efforts. Shoukry warned of supporting any military group outside state institutions.

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