Algeria, Egypt and Tunisia To Discuss Libya Crisis In Algiers
Foreign Minister, Abdelkader Messahel, is to head a tripartite ministerial meeting that brings together Algeria, Egypt and Tunisia on Libya with the participation of the Egyptian Foreign Ministers, Sameh Choukri, and the Tunisian Foreign Minister, Khamis al-Djahinaoui.
Minister Massahel said that the new meeting is part of the ongoing consultations between the three countries on the situation in the brotherly and neighboring country.
The ministers will review the recent developments in Libya, especially on the political and security levels.
They will also discuss ways to deepen the efforts of their countries to contribute to accelerating the process of resolving the crisis in the framework of accompanying the Libyans through dialogue and reconciliation.
Libya’s three neighboring countries launched the initiative in early 2017, and it was supposed to hold a trilateral presidential summit between Bouteflika, Al-Sebsi and al Sissi, but it was not held, and the three countries only held periodic meetings at the level of foreign ministers.
Through their initiative, the three countries reaffirm their support for the Libyan political agreement as the best political solution and their adherence to the stability of Libya, rejecting any external interference and all forms of internal escalation or any attempt by any Libyan party that aimed at undermining the political process.
Libya’s neighbors call upon all parties to uphold the national interest of the Libyan people and to give priority to the language of dialogue and consensus to allow the implementation of the plan of action for Libya that was proposed by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General to Libya, confirming the need to end the transitional phase as soon as possible, in peaceful conditions, to achieve constitutional and executive benefits and to provide a positive security and political environment for the organization of legislative and presidential elections.
Algeria, Tunisia and Egypt confirmed the need to encourage security coordination between the three countries to assess the threats that are posed by terrorist organizations to the security and stability of Libya and to the three countries, and to the rest of the neighboring countries and to enhance the exchange of information and monitor any movement of terrorist elements in the region.
Algiers meeting coincides with the UN Security Council meeting to hear a presentation by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Personal Envoy to Libya, Ghassan Salama, on the progress that is made in implementing the UN plan in Libya to break the political and security crisis that it suffered since seven years.