Libyan tribe leaders arrive in Cairo for talks

A delegation from Egypt's Foreign Ministry had received the tribal leaders at the airport.

Libyan tribe leaders arrive in Cairo for talks

World Bulletin / News Desk 

Two-hundred Libyan tribal leaders arrived in Cairo on Sunday to take part in a three-day convention, slated to begin on Monday, to discuss means of bringing the crisis in Libya to an end.

Sources at Cairo International Airport told that the tribesmen had flown in from Libya's eastern Tobruk city on a private airplane.

The sources also said that a delegation from Egypt's Foreign Ministry had received the tribal leaders at the airport.

Another airplane carrying dozens of Libyan tribal leaders is expected to arrive at the airport later on Sunday, one of the sources said.

The Egyptian Foreign Ministry, meanwhile, said in a statement that Egypt would host the convention to aid Libya's "legitimate parliament" in Tobruk and its government to reach consensus.

It added that this would contribute to the success of ongoing United Nations-sponsored dialogue in Libya.

Last month, the UN mission in Libya announced that Egypt would host a meeting of Libyan tribal and military leaders as part of UN-sponsored dialogue talks that aim to find a peaceful solution to the crisis in the North African nation.

This would be the first time for Egypt, which recognizes Libya's Tobruk-based parliament and government, to host such dialogue talks.

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