Tripoli – “It is of great importance to speed up the resolution to the conflict in Libya and stop the war through a political solution and far from any foreign interference”. This is the message given by the meeting of ministers from neighboring countries to Libya in the Algerian capital. Algiers Foreign Minister Sabri Boukhdoum said his country will continue efforts to encourage the Libyan parties to resolve the crisis peacefully, rejecting any foreign interference on their territory.
Sabri Boukhdoum explained that Libyans are able to overcome their differences by adopting a method of dialogue and national reconciliation and reaching a political agreement that will take the country out of the crisis, anticipating Algeria’s willingness to host dialogue cycles between internal parties.
The meeting, which was joined by German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas for a briefing on the results of the Berlin Conference held by German Government on Sunday, January, 19, was attended by the Foreign Ministers of Egypt, Mali, Chad, Tunisia, the Sudanese Deputy Foreign Minister and a representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Niger. Everyone agreed on the need to enforce the arms embargo on Libya, as well as on the importance of consultation and coordination between neighboring countries to accompany Libyans in the peace process”.
The summit was not attended by the Foreign Minister of the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) Tripoli-based, Mohamed Sialia, after the invitation to the summit of Abdelhadi Ibrahim Lahweej, Foreign Minister in the parallel Government based on al-Beida. In this regard, it must be said that a report by the United Nations Secretary-General to the Security Council expressed concern precisely about the continued strengthening of the unrecognized government, which is preparing to prepare autonomous municipal elections, which would result in greater fragmentation and division of the social and institutional fabric of the North African country.
The International Community is divided into the Libyan crisis. It must be recalled that the United Nations Security Council met 15 times before the Berlin Conference without reaching any shared position, and most of all any resolution for the ceasefire. This resulted in a series of international initiatives, by Russia and Turkey before, then EU for the Berlin process while the Brazzaville summit in Congo, organized by the African Union, is expected in two days. It’s clear that Libyan people can reach a solution from their own far from foreign agendas and interference.
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