FILE – Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry – ReutersThe minister described the role played by Turkey in some countries especially Libya as "worrisome,""The Egyptian stance is clear; there will be no restoration of the nature of relations except in case there is a tangible change in the Qatari policies so as not to have negative impacts on Egypt and its people," Shoukry stated. "Ambitions, will and joint work" are required to end the African disputes, Shoukry said, adding that Africa is already witnessing positive indications in this regard. "adding that Egypt will not accept this role to extend to other countries in the African continent.Shoukry said that that what is happening in Libya has a direct impact on Egypt. He added that "Securing the Egyptian-Libyan borders cost [Egypt] a lot of effort, resources and martyrs ... We know very well what our interests are and we have the ability to defend them ... At the same time, we do not [reject] other relations as long as they do not directly cause harm and destabilization to us. However, the Arab Quartet seemingly has not seen the Qatari procedures sufficient to end the ban and restore relations.
Source: Libya Today February 11, 2019 13:07 UTC