Any threat to Egyptian or Arab security will receive a response, Egypt’s foreign minister confirmed to Al Arabiya on Sunday, one day after the President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said his country has a legitimate right to intervene in neighboring Libya.
Shukri said Egypt is coordinating with regional and international powers active in Libya, stressing that a “military solution is the last option for Egypt to defend its security.”
The foreign minister also said that Egypt is coordinating with Tunisia and Algeria and the countries have a “shared vision” for Libya.
“The time has come for serious efforts to stabilize Libya,” Shukri said.
Earlier this month, Egypt called for a ceasefire in Libya as part of an initiative that also proposed an elected leadership council for the country.
While the United States, Russia and the UAE welcomed the plan, Turkey dismissed the proposal.