Jhinaoui reaffirms in Cairo concern to stimulate political settlement process in Libya | Tunisia News Gazette

Jhinaoui reaffirms in Cairo concern to stimulate political settlement process in Libya

Foreign Minister Khemaies Jhinaoui, on Saturday, reaffirmed Tunisia’s concern to boost the political settlement process in Libya, through a Libyan-Libyan dialogue under the aegis of the United Nations.

Speaking at the 10th meeting of the foreign ministers of Libya’s neighbouring countries in Cairo, Jhinaoui emphasised Tunisia’s efforts to bring together the different Libyan factions.

He recalled the organisation in March 2016 in Tunisia of the 8th meeting of Libya’s neighbouring countries, saying it was an important step in the process of strengthening the Presidential Council of the National Unity Government under the presidency of Fayez al-Sarraj.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs also referred to the consultations that took place in Algiers between President Beji Caid Essebsi and his Algerian counterpart.

He mentioned his meeting in Cairo with Egyptian President Abdelfattah Al-Sissi as Special Envoy of the President of the Republic.

The objective was to promote dialogue between the different Libyan parties and avoid foreign interference in this country.

On another front, the Minister of Foreign Affairs noted that the spread of terrorism and the proliferation of terrorist groups in Libya constitute a direct threat to peace and stability not only in that country but also in neighbouring countries. He stressed the need to combine all efforts to combat this scourge.

The minister said he was confident of the Libyans’ ability to resolve their disagreements in the context of a Libyan-Libyan dialogue and a consensual vision that will bring about support for the national unity government and possibly the organisation of presidential and legislative elections and the establishment of state institutions.

On the sidelines of the meeting, Khemaies Jhinaoui held a series of talks with his Libyan, Egyptian and Algerian counterparts, as well as with the heads of delegations, the Secretary-General of the Arab League and the United Nations Special Envoy for Libya Martin Kobler.

Source: TAP news Agency

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