By Libya Herald staff.
Tripoli, 20 October 2014:
A delegation of leaders and elders of Libyan tribes from the east of the country . . .[restrict]met in Cairo on Sunday evening with Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry. The meeting is seen as both an attempt to end difficulties for Egyptian truck drivers travelling to Libya but also a bid by Cairo to take a more detailed role in ending Libya’s ongoing crisis.
Meanwhile, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry continues to warn Egyptian truck drivers crossing into Libya not to travel past Tobruk for any reason whatsoever due to the security situation. It has not stopped anyone but there have been several incidents of Egyptian truck drivers en masse being seized and held hostage over grievances either about Egyptian policies or because individual Libyans have been arrested in Egypt.
The Egyptian FM has also renewed its warnings to Egyptian citizens generally not to travel to Libya at present. [/restrict]