June 10, 2020 / 4:41 PM / a month ago

Egyptian presidency says Trump welcomed Egypt's proposal for Libya ceasefire in a call with President Sisi - statement

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi arrives at Buckingham Palace in London, Britain January 20, 2020. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls/Pool

CAIRO (Reuters) - The Egyptian Presidency said in a statement on Wednesday that U.S. President Donald Trump welcomed Egypt’s proposal for Libya ceasefire in a call with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

Egypt called for a ceasefire starting on Monday, as part of an initiative which also proposed an elected leadership council for Libya. Russia and the UAE welcomed the plan, while Germany said U.N.-backed talks were key to the peace process.

Reporting by Amina Ismail; Editing by Toby Chopra

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