Abdelmadjid Tebboune: “Algeria, Tunisia Agree On The Libyan Crisis, Reject The Deal Of The Century”
There is complete and absolute convergence of views between Algeria and Tunisia “on all levels”, including regional and international issues, particularly the Libyan file, President Abdelmadjid Tebboune said on Sunday, in a press conference that followed his talks with his Tunisian counterpart, Qais Saied, at the presidential headquarters in Algiers.
“The solution to the Libyan file should be a Libya – Libya agreement. There is a need to remove Libya from everything foreign to it and prevent arms flow”.
“Tunisia and Algeria should be the first to find the solution to the Libyan crisis, by holding meetings with all Libyans and all Libyan tribes, either in Tunisia or in Algeria, to start a new phase to build new institutions that are leading to general elections, and build new foundations for the Libyan democratic state, provided that this proposal is accepted by the United Nations”.
President Abdelmadjid Tebboune highlighted that the meeting was also an opportunity to talk about the latest developments in the Palestinian issue, highlighting the “complete convergence” of the position of the two countries, which is based on “rejecting the deal of the century and adhering to the independent Palestinian state within the borders of 1967 and its capital, Al-Quds Al-Sharif”.
“The fight against terrorism will continue with the activation of all mechanisms to fight terrorism on the border. The security and stability of Tunisia are among the security and stability of Algeria. The two parties agreed during their talks on the development of border areas and economic integration between the two countries”.
In the same context, President Tebboune announced his upcoming visit to Tunisia, pending the appointment of the new Tunisian government, as he will be accompanied by an important government delegation, to touch on all the files awaiting the decisions of the two presidents”.
The President of the Republic affirmed Algeria’s readiness to provide full assistance to the neighbour Tunisia, which is living in a difficult financial and economic stage, revealing that he decided to place $ 150 million in the Tunisian Central Bank as collateral while continuing to facilitate payment for gas and fuel supplies due to the difficulties in payment until Tunisia will overcome these difficulties”.