Boukadoum: Algeria is working to prevent military escalation in Libya

July 23rd, 2020

APS : WEDNESDAY 22 JULY 2020

MOSCOW- Foreign Minister, Sabri Boukadoum, said Wednesday in Moscow that “Algeria is working to avoid any military escalation in Libya” and will continue to work in this direction, adding that “there will be no military solution in Libya.”
Speaking at a joint press conference with his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, Boukadoum welcomed Russia’s support for the efforts of neighbouring countries to resolve the Libyan crisis, recalling Algeria’s initiative in holding meetings with its direct neighbours (Tunisia, Egypt) and opening a dialogue from the beginning of this year with Libya’s six neighbours.
Referring to the Berlin conference, Boukadoum said that its conclusions converged with Algeria’s efforts to find a way out of the crisis in Libya.
“Algeria supported the conclusions of the Berlin conference, in which the President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, took part,” he said.
“We have approved the conclusions of the conference and its four axes, and what is important for us is to reach a political solution,” added the Foreign Minister.
“Algeria’s approach, from the outset, is to work with the partners concerned, particularly the neighbouring countries,” he said.
In the same context, Sabri Boukadoum said that Algeria “is currently working to eliminate any cause leading to a military escalation in Libya.