- Title: Arab League meet for emergency Libya summit in Cairo
- Date: 31st December 2019
- Summary: CAIRO, EGYPT (DECEMBER 31, 2019) (REUTERS) OFFICIALS ENTERING ARAB LEAGUE BUILDING FOR EMERGENCY MEETING REPRESENTATIVES OF THE ARAB LEAGUE SEATED AROUND CONFERENCE TABLE ARAB LEAGUE EMBLEM VARIOUS OF MEETING TAKING PLACE IRAQ'S ARAB LEAGUE REPRESENTATIVE, AHMED NAYEF, DURING MEETING FLAGS OFFICIALS LEAVING MEETING EXTERIOR OF ARAB LEAGUE BUILDING
- Embargoed: 14th January 2020 15:00
- Keywords: Arab League summit Cairo Egypt Libya
- Location: CAIRO, EGYPT
- City: CAIRO, EGYPT
- Country: Egypt
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace,International/National Security
- Reuters ID: LVA001BCB39ZB
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: The Arab League held an emergency meeting on Libya on Tuesday (December 31) following Turkey's proposal to send troops to Libya.
Permanent representatives from the League's member-states met in Cairo to discuss Turkey's plan to send allied Syrian fighters to Libya as part of planned military support for the besieged government in Tripoli.
Turkey's plan is meant to protect Turkish private investment in Libya and bolster its energy claims in the Mediterranean, but could also put Ankara at odds with other foreign players in the country's civil war.
The move comes as after Libyan prime minister Fayez al-Serraj's internationally-recognized government requested support to fend off an offensive by General Khalifa Haftar's eastern forces.
Libya has been wracked by civil war since 2014 as two rival governments have vied for control of the North African country.
(Production: Sherif Fahmy, Arwa Gaballa, Mai Shams El-Din)
- Copyright Holder: REUTERS
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