US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan heads to Egypt on Wednesday; To hold official meetings, discuss the Libyan elections, regional security and human rights.
A statement issued by the White House, Tuesday evening, stated that “Sullivan will travel to Cairo, accompanied by the White House coordinator for the Middle East and North Africa, Brett McGurk.”
The statement added that “the American and Egyptian delegations will discuss support for the Libyan elections and regional security, including in the Horn of Africa.”
He explained that Sullivan “will emphasize during his visit the importance of human rights, in the context of the comprehensive strategic relationship.”
The US official will also discuss Egypt’s role in promoting security and prosperity for both Palestinians and Israelis after Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s visit to Egypt this September, according to the statement.
Sullivan’s visit to Egypt comes as part of a Middle East tour, which began on Monday, and included Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
The statement indicated that “Sullivan will host the Israeli National Security Adviser, Eyal Holata, in Washington on October 5, to follow up on discussions on these and other issues, and hold a meeting of the Strategic Advisory Group between the United States and Israel.”
On September 19, the Libyan Supreme Council of State announced the approval of a draft constitutional rule for holding the upcoming parliamentary and presidential elections, in the event that a popular referendum on a draft constitution for the country could not be organized.
Libyans hope that these elections will contribute to ending the armed conflict that has plagued the oil-rich country. For years, Haftar’s militia fought the former internationally recognized Government of National Accord.
On March 16, an elected transitional authority, comprising a unity government and a presidential council, assumed its duties to lead the country to elections.