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Libya Spurns Ties to Egypt

November 26, 1988|From Reuters

BEIRUT — Libya on Friday ruled out restoring diplomatic relations with Egypt as long as it has ties with Israel.

"Libya cannot resume its relations with Egypt as long as the Israeli flag flies in Cairo," a Foreign Ministry statement quoted by the Libyan news agency JANA said. "Libya . . . at the same time hopes Egypt returns to the Arab camp."

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