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The Egyptian Parliament Has Given The President A Mandate To Send Troops To Libya

The Egyptian Parliament Has Given The President A Mandate To Send Troops To Libya

Egypt's parliament on Monday gave President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi a mandate to send troops to Libya to protect the country's national security.

"The Egyptian Parliament has agreed that the army should support the Libyan people," he said. "The deputies gave President al-Sisi and the armed forces a mandate to protect Libya and the national security of Egypt and the Arab States."

According to the source, "the session of the Parliament was held within the framework of the constitutional procedures necessary to authorize the President to take the necessary steps to protect the national security of Egypt."

Sending the armed forces abroad is regulated by article 152 of the Constitution, requires the approval of the national defense Council, as well as the approval of two-thirds of the members of Parliament.

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