Libya crisis: Delegations soon in Algiers to discuss peaceful resolution

July 11th, 2017

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APS : Monday, 10 July 2017

ALGIERS-Foreign Minister Abdelkader Messahel announced Monday in Algiers that delegations representing Libyan parties would visit Algeria soon, as part of efforts to reach a peaceful resolution of the crisis in Libya.
Speaking in an international workshop on “The role of national reconciliation in the prevention and the fight against violent extremism and terrorism,” Messahel affirmed that Algeria followed its efforts for a peaceful resolution of the Libyan crisis and inter-Libyan dialogue, highlighting the intensification of diplomatic actions through visits (to Algeria) of delegations representing all Libyan parties except groups classified by the UN as “terrorist organizations.”
Besides, Messahel announced the upcoming visit of the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative (SRSG) and Head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) Ghassan Salame.
The minister said that the Libyan issue would be discussed during his visit on Monday in since “Italians are concerned,” stating that this visit will be followed by others to Egypt and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Algeria’s efforts aim to find solutions based on inclusive dialogue except the groups classified as terrorists, reiterated Messahel, who stressed that the solution to the crisis in Libya required “inter-Libyan inclusive dialogue and national reconciliation.”
After he recalled that the audience held Monday morning with President of the High Council for reconciliation in Libya Mohamed El Haouch, Messahel affirmed that “Inter-Libyan dialogue is still underway, Libyans are making huge efforts and were convinced that there is no alternative to peaceful solution without any interference in Libya’s international issues.”
The minister reiterated that he noticed “a common willingness among Libyans” and recalled that “23 Libyan towns joined the Inter-Libyan dialogue.”