Egyptian president announces plan for ceasefire in Libya

Sisi’s initiative includes peace talks in Geneva and is backed by rebel general Khalifa Haftar

Egypt’s president has announced an initiative to end nearly a decade of civil war in Libya, backed by the main commander in the oil-rich country’s east, whose siege of the capital, Tripoli collapsed this week.

President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi said a ceasefire will start on Monday and is meant to pave the way for elections. He called for peace talks in Geneva and the exit of all foreign fighters from Libya.

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