Egypt has for long been a supporter of the House of Representatives(HoR), Al-Thinni government of Abdullah al-Thinni and commander of his armed forces General Khalifa Haftar.
|In turn Haftar, has expressed his admiration for Egyptian president Abdel el-Sisi. Egypt is thought to have been responsible for some air attacks in support of Haftar. Egypt's support for Haftar and the HoR comes even as it signs a joint declaration by many countries supporting the position that the UN-backed Government of National Accord(GNA) is the sole legitimate government in Libya. Haftar refuses to recognize the GNA and has been quite critical of Special Representative to the Secretary General (SRSG), Martin Kobler. Other countries such as the UAE, Jordan and Russia also signed the joint declaration but at the same time support Haftar and the HoR.|