More than 80 Libyan lawmakers have gathered in Cairo, where discussions kicked off Saturday to reach a solution to deter foreign interference in the Libyan affairs.
The meetings, led by the Egyptian National Committee on Libya, is part of a series of talks hosted in Cairo to bring together different Libyan parties for the sake of achieving stability and security in the war-torn state. The committee invited around 80 Libyan lawmakers representing the west, south and east parts of the North African state.Set to conclude Monday, the committee’s discussions aim to unify Libyan powers, and consolidate the Libyan Parliament’s role in restructuring the oil-rich country. A final statement will be released by the committee by the end of the meetings on Monday. Libyan parliamentarians are coming to Cairo to listen to the advice of their Egyptian peers, who have experience in parliamentary work and democracy, as Libya is still at the beginning of its democratic path. I am optimistic about the discussions held in Cairo,” Libyan Member of Parliament Ali el-Saeedy told Egypt Today on the sidelines of Saturday’s meeting.
Deteriorating conditions in South Libya
Speaking about the situation in south Libya, Saeedy described the living conditions as “deteriorating”, blaming the militias controlling parts of the south for what he explained as “the failure of the Libyan Presidency Council to improve services in Libya amid the control of the Muslim Brotherhood and Libyan militias that seize the Libyans’ wealth.”
Member of the Defense and National Security Committee at the Libyan Parliament, Tareq el-Goroushy, underscored the importance of the current meetings in Cairo “to discuss the role of the Libyan Parliament in building a modern state, and to combat foreign interference in Libyan affairs.”