By Libya Herald staff.
Tripoli, 8 October 2014:
Prime Minister Abdullah Al-Thinni and Egyptian President Abdul Fatah Al-Sisi have said Libya and . . .[restrict]Egypt will work closer than ever as they look to bolster security across the country.
When the two men met in Cairo, President Sisi reiterated his support for Libya’s democratically elected institutions and his desire to see a strong sovereign neighbour.
Egypt has agreed, report Egyptian media, to take on a role in the training of military personnel, although what form this would take has not been made clear. However the Egyptians stressed that the country’s military involvement in Libya would at no point extend as far as intervention.
There have also been unconfirmed reports that Egypt has agreed to set up a Libyan internal security service.
Both sides affirmed their intention to work together to fight extremism and terrorism, adding that stemming the tide of arms proliferation in the country was of the utmost importance.
Chief of Staff Major General Abdul Razzaq Nazhuri met Egyptian commanders during the visit to give them a clearer picture of recent movements in fighting between pro-government forces and the coalition ranged against it.
While security and military cooperation were at the top of the agenda, trade and Libyan infrastructure were also discussed.
When Thinni later met Egyptian Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab , his opposite number promised to send a team of doctors to Tobruk.