Jerandi holds talks in New York with Dbeibah and Kubiš

(TAP)-Minister of Foreign Affairs, Migration and Tunisians Abroad Othman Jerandi met on Thursday, as part of his working visit to the UN in New York, with Prime Minister of Libya Government of National Unity Abdelhamid Dbeibah.

The long-standing relations binding the two countries and ways to take up the mutual challenge posed by the pandemic were at the centre of the meeting, according to a Foreign Affairs Department press release.

Jerandi reaffirmed on this occasion Tunisia’s willingness to continue its efforts to contribute to the success of the transitional process in Libya and to meet the aspirations of its people in terms of security and stability.

For his part, Abdelhamid Dbeibah welcomed Tunisia’s position of principle towards the Libyan political process as well as its continued support to his country at the level of regional and international authorities including the UN Security Council.

In the same vein, Jerandi had a talk Wednesday at the headquarters of the Tunisian delegation to the UN with Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) Ján Kubiš.

He stressed Tunisia’s willingness to help the Libyan political process move forward towards the organisation of elections at the end of this year, in accordance with the roadmap issued by the Inter-Libyan Dialogue Forum held last November in Tunis.

Jerandi underlined the need to respect the ceasefire agreement in order to consolidate security and stability in Libya and the whole region.

For his part, the UN envoy reaffirmed the UN’s commitment to provide all necessary support to Libyan political actors in order to hold the parliamentary and presidential elections on schedule.

Source: TAP News Agency