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Lebanon supported the Egyptian initiative for Libya

Lebanon welcomes the Egyptian initiative for a peaceful settlement of the conflict in Libya, reported in a Thursday statement, the Lebanese foreign Ministry.

"The foreign Ministry welcomes the Egyptian initiative to resolve the conflict in Libya and the efforts to achieve equitable universal solution that will bring stability and security to the Libyan people," - said in a statement.

On Saturday in Cairo, met Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi the commander of the Libyan national army, Khalifa the Haftarot and the head sits in the East of Libya, house of representatives, Aquila Saleh. Following the meeting, the head of Egypt announced the "Cairo initiative," which includes a cease-fire throughout Libya from June 8 and conditions for a political settlement.

The initiative was supported by Russia, the US and several Arab States, including Saudi Arabia and the UAE. It was opposed by a national consensus Government and Turkey.

In Libya, the confrontation between the national consensus Government (NTC) Fayeza Zarraga, which controls Tripoli and areas to the West of the country, and the Libyan national army under the command of Khalifa the Haftarot, more than a year trying to recapture the capital. Both sides claim that opponents are using weapons and manpower from the outside. In recent weeks, the NTC forces have reported significant progress in the battle for Tripoli and announced the intention to build on the success, to establish control over the city of Sirte and other areas to the East of the capital.