April 6, 2019 / 12:10 PM / a month ago

Egypt says Libyan crisis cannot be resolved through military means

Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (not pictured) attend a meeting at Tahrir palace in Cairo, Egypt April 6, 2019. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said on Saturday the crisis in Libya could not be resolved through military means, but added the security situation in the country had long been a source of worry.

“Egypt has supported from the beginning a political agreement as a tool to prevent any military solution” in Libya, Shoukry said during a joint news conference with visiting Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov broadcast on state television.

Reporting by Ahmed Tolba; Writing by Sami Aboudi; Editing by Mark Potter

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