Egypt and the Libyan option – Talaat Ismail

The Libyan scene, after the election of Muhammad al-Exiled as President of the Presidential Council, and Abdel Hamid Dabaiba as Prime Minister, sends a kind of optimism surrounded by many challenges and obstacles that the new leadership must overcome in order to bring the Libyan ship to safety after ten years of chaos and divisions that struck their dark shadows. On the Libyan arena, and its negative effects extended to neighboring countries, especially Egypt.
The new Libyan authority awaits several tasks, perhaps the most dangerous of which is maintaining the state of enthusiasm for local, regional and international forces to bring Libya out of the state of non-state, to a new era that restores stability to an oil country. Many forces that covet get a share of its wealth are drooling. The diplomat issued by those powers on the need to restore the Libyans control over their national soil.
The Libyan chess board is full of players, the apparent interest, and the quasi-international consensus, to restore the Libyan political path, and rearranging the cards may be a revival of the failure of the greedy parties to obtain their goal from the Libyan oil wealth, which prevented civil strife and proxy wars through mercenary groups, without being able Those parties can reach their goals, and perhaps, after a long period, the time has come for new regional and international arrangements, from which the Libyans may benefit in one way or another.
Egypt, which is linked to Libya by borders of more than a thousand kilometers, and social ties, have economic and political implications. It is primarily concerned with the return of stability to the Libyan spring. The Egyptian state has been plagued by the fire of terrorist groups that have taken Libya as launching points to implement their bloody plans, and thus any change in the scene. Libya guarantees Egypt its national security, and the terrorists’ harm is stopped. It must be welcomed.
Perhaps President Sisi’s congratulations to the new head of the Libyan Council, Muhammad al-Exiled, and the Prime Minister, Abdel Hamid Dabaiba, in two phone calls, is a message confirming Egypt’s aspiration for the brothers to enter a phase that we hope will restore stability and peace to Libya, and also affirming that Egyptian hands are extended to all brothers without exception, From east to west, and from north to south, Libyan harmony is an Egyptian option par excellence, and it is in the interest of all Egyptians.
The Libyan circle in the Egyptian circles of interest regionally and internationally must be at the forefront, and perhaps the effort that Egypt has made in recent months in terms of restoring the Libyan cohesion is clearly visible, as the “Cairo Declaration” and many meetings held by the Libyan brothers on Egyptian soil have contributed, In preparation for the Geneva breakthrough, with President El-Sisi reiterating to the new decision-makers in Libya that “Egypt will continue to provide support and assistance for the benefit of the Libyan brothers, whether on the economic, security or military levels.”
The Egyptian openness to all the Libyan components, which some may consider a change in previous positions, must be understood in the context of Egypt’s reaffirmation of its national interests, which do not in any way contradict the efforts to end the Libyan brothers the state of political division that we, as Egyptians, have paid a price for. We all seek to reduce its negative effects.
The assertion remains that the new political arrangements in Libya may be sought by many parties to obstruct it, and at the forefront of those parties is Turkey, which may use the mercenary card as a weapon for regional and international arms to obtain gains, and it may provoke crises from time to time, which is what everyone should work on Preventing him, and by missing the opportunity for attempts to spoil the Libyans’ quest to exit a tunnel, the light of which appears now clear at the end.