The retired general Khalifa Hafter does not represent anything in front of the holiness and greatness of Libya and its importance regionally and internationally, Prime Minister, Noureddine Badoui said.
During his meeting with the Interior Minister of the national reconciliation government, Fathi Bachagha in Algeria, Badoui asserted the need for the president of the African Union to speak about the countries that destabilize Libya and call it by its names, according to the website “Al Jazeera Net”.
According to the source, Noureddine Badoui called on the United Nations to issue a statement on the current situation in Libya as a result of the attempt to seize control of the capital Tripoli, asserting Algeria’s readiness to contribute to the success of the Libyan dialogue, and explaining that there is a rebuke from African leaders on the current situation in this country.
The Interior Minister of the Libyan National Accord Government, Fathi Bachagha, began, on Monday, a working visit to Algeria that was not announced in advance.
The Algerian news agency APS only reported that the Prime Minister, Noureddine Badoui, received, on Monday, July 8, the Interior Minister of the Libyan National Accord Government, Fathi Bachagha, adding that; “The meeting, which was attended by the Minister of Interior and Local Communities and Urban Planning, Salaheddine Dahmoun, dealt with ways to promote partnership between the two countries”.
Interior Minister, Salaheddin Dahmoune, wrote on his official Facebook page: “I received this morning (Monday), at the Honorary Hall of Houari Boumediene International Airport, the Interior Minister of the Libyan National Accord Government, who is on a working visit to our country”.
“The political solution is better to overcome the crisis, and this can be achieved through activating dialogue between the parties in this country”.
Dahmoune confirmed the adherence of Algeria to the territorial integrity of the state of Libya, reiterating its keenness to restore stability to this neighboring country, and asserted that the Algerian people stand by its Libyan brothers as well”.
Neither Dahmoune nor his ministry did provide further details on the duration of the visit and its agenda.
For his part, the Interior Minister of the Libyan National Accord Government, Fathi Bachagha, asserted the importance of activating security cooperation between Algeria and Libya and moving forward in the face of the threat of terrorism, organized crime and drug trafficking, praising Algeria’s support of the Lybian people and government”.
This is the second visit – within five weeks – of a senior Libyan official to Algeria, as the head of the government of Accord, Fayez al-Sarraj visited Algeria in the end of last May for some hours, and discussed the latest developments in his country.
The visit of the Libyan Interior Ministry in the Accord Government to Algeria coincided with the new threats from Hafter’s forces to resume a military operation which he launched months ago to take control of Tripoli.
On April 4, Haftar’s forces began a military operation to control Tripoli, amid widespread international condemnation and fears that hopes for a political solution to the Libyan crisis would be dispelled.
On the other hand, the Accord forces have since flared up to repel the attack, and in the last few days, they have managed to control the main command center for the operations of Haftar forces in the city of Gharyan, south of Tripoli.