Egypt and UAE are mediating between Haftar and Fayez AL-Serraj, the head of the UN-backed government, to reach an agreement over security issues in Libya.
Libya Observer cited a report of the Huffington Post Arabic that unveiled a top secret meeting that took place in Egypt at the end of July.
According to Huffington Post, a secret meeting was held on July 26-27 in Cairo-Egypt’s Capital between a number of Egyptian and Libyan officials in the presence of UAE delegates, aiming at assessing the UN-backed government’s Presidential Council and Gen. Khalifa Haftar forces’ in the fight against Benghazi revolutionaries.
The meeting was attended by Khalifa Haftar, Fayez Al-Serraj, Aqilah Saleh, Mihdi Al-Barghathi, Mousa Al-Kouni, and Fathi Al-Mijibri as reported by the Huffington Post.
Egyptian and UAE officials proposed a deadline for Haftar, no more than a month, to end the war in Benghazi and completely eradicate Benghazi Shura Council fighters and Defend Benghazi Brigades, which are both against him and his Dignity Operation militias, said well-confirmed sources to the Huffington Post.
The news website said, “The deadline came out of the burden Haftar has been putting for his sponsoring courtiers – Egypt, France and the UAE – knowing that such a support is a blatant violation of international laws.”
The sources also added that the Egyptian and UAE officials proposed to Fayez Al-Serraj, the Head of the Presidential Council of the UN-backed government, to make a shuffle by removing Abdelsalam Kajman, Mohammed Al-Emmari, and Ahmed Mitig and replacing them with others.
Fawzi Abdel Aal, whom the Egyptian intelligence thinks is very fit for fighting the revolutionaries and undermining the Head of the High Council of State Abdul-Rahman Swaihli, was the one suggested by the Egyptian officials in Cairo meeting.
The sources said that Abdul-Rahman Swaihli is considered a part of the revolution party.
Moreover, Egypt suggested in the meeting supporting Mihdi Al-Barghathi, Presidential Council’s defense Minister, in his fight against what the UAE and Egypt called “the Islamists”, who are in fact Benghazi Shura Council and Defend Benghazi Brigades’ fighters.
The Egyptian Foreign Ministry said that the meeting comes in a series of efforts that has been taken to build bridges between the UN-backed Presidential Council, headed by Fayez Al-Serraj, and the Tobruk-based House of Representatives(HoR), headed by Aqilah Saleh, who has not agreed on the UN-backed government rule until now.