July 7, 2011 / 1:23 PM / 8 years ago

Libya tribe members in Egypt, see talks with rebels

Jul 7 (Reuters) - CAIRO, July 7 (Reuters) - A delegation of Libyan tribal representatives arrived in Egypt’s capital on Thursday and said they would hold talks with rebel leaders to seek to end the country’s civil war.

“The delegation will meet with a number of Libyans in Egypt, especially the Benghazi opposition, to reach a solution to the Libyan crisis so stability and economic security returns,” one of the 19-member delegation said on condition of anonymity.

Airport sources said Mohamed Ismail, an adviser to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi’s son Saif al-Islam, also arrived in Cairo. It was not clear if Ismail would take part in the talks.

Libya’s government said on Monday it held talks in Italy, Egypt and Norway with senior opposition figures to find a peaceful way out of the five-month-old conflict. An Egyptian foreign ministry official denied knowledge of any talks. (Writing by Sarah Mikhail)

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