Algeria Provides Medicines, Food Aid For Libyans

date 2017/06/19 views 235 comments 0

icon-writer Mohamed Lahouazi/English version: Dalila Henache

Algeria sent a new humanitarian aid of 30 tons to the Libyan population that is residing in the municipalities of Ghat, Oubari and Ghadames.

"This assistance consists mainly of food and pharmaceuticals, which were transferred and delivered on this day in consultation and coordination with the legitimate Libyan institutions", Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Monday.

"This new initiative, which shows Algeria's solidarity with the Libyan people, especially during the holy month of Ramadan, is part of the extension of Algeria's continuous efforts to help this brotherly and neighboring country to overcome the crisis it has faced for years", the statement added.

"Algeria intends to maintain this spirit of solidarity towards Libya and continue efforts towards all Libyan parties and to encourage them, and accompany them towards a political solution, inclusive Libyan dialogue and national reconciliation in order to preserve the unity of the country and the unity of its people."

Algeria delivered humanitarian aid last February, including 30 tons of food to the Libyan population in the border areas between Libya and Algeria.

After Algeria's decision since May 2014 to close the border with Libya because of the deterioration of the security situation in the region, it was impossible for trucks that are carrying goods and medicines to cross between the two countries, which forced them to unload their cargo at the gates of border posts, where only humanitarian aid is allowed.

Algeria is working in coordination with the neighboring countries of Libya to bring the Libyan parties closer to finding a political solution after the National Accord Government failed to obtain the approval of the House of Representatives and the continued presence of three conflicting parties in Libya.

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