Al-Mahjoub said today, Saturday, that “Egypt is the real partner to achieve security in Libya, not Turkey.”
Al-Mahjoub added that Turkey “seeks to achieve economic goals from its interference in Libya,” while stressing that “Egypt is aware of the seriousness of foreign interference in Libya and terrorist threats.”
“The number of mercenaries in Libya has increased dramatically to support the Brotherhood,” the senior military official said, referring to the militants Ankara is sending to support the Tripoli militia.
“Egypt is aware of the seriousness of external interference in Libya and terrorist threats,” Mahgoub said.
Earlier on Saturday, Sisi stressed that “the readiness of the Egyptian forces to fight has become necessary.”
Al-Sisi spoke while inspecting the elements of the western military region bordering the Libyan border, in the presence of the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces and Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces and leaders of the main branches of the Armed Forces.
He said, “Any direct intervention in Libya will aim to secure the borders and a ceasefire. Egypt has never been an advocate of aggression, but it has been working to secure its borders and vital field.”