Algeria plays “key” role in Libyan crisis resolution, says Harland

APS : Tuesday, 05 January 2021

ALGIERS-Algeria plays a “key” role in stability in the region and Libya, hence the need to “coordinate” with this country for the resolution of the crisis that shakes this country,
said Executive Director of the Center for Humanitarian Dialogue (HD Center) David Harland.
“Algeria plays a very important role in stability in the region. Libya nears peace and as a representative of a mediation organization, I urge coordination (…) with Algeria that has an absolutely positive role,” Harland told APS upon his arrival in Algiers heading an important delegation.
Harland said he discussed with Algerian authorities “the situation in Libya that is at an important stage of the process to resolve the crisis.”
He congratulated the President of the Republic Abdelmadjid Tebboune on “his recovery and return to his country, and on the new Constitution.”
“The analysis of the Center Humanitarian Dialogue is in line with the approach of Algeria which is one of the countries that have neither interest nor ambitions in Libya except the establishment of peace and security. The convergence of viewpoints between the HD Center and Algeria is the main reason for our visit to Algeria,” said Special Advisor for Asia and Africa to the HD Center Oumaya Seddik.
“Algeria is among the countries that are actively supporting Libyans to recover and re-establish national sovereignty,” she continued.
Seddik also excoriated “the interference of certain countries in Libya’s internal affairs under the pretext of seeking to establish peace and boost the peace process.”
“The interference of these countries only complicates the situation that has lasted almost 10 years,” deplored Seddik.
In a response to a question about the current dialogue that culminated in an agreement between belligerents to hold elections on 24 December 2021, she said that “intentions are good but the parties to the conflict are reluctant to fulfill their commitments.”
“The neighbouring countries can play a decisive role in dispelling these misunderstandings,” affirmed the HD Center official.
The Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (HD) is a Swiss-based private diplomacy organization founded on the principles of humanity, impartiality, neutrality and independence. Our mission is to help prevent, mitigate, and resolve armed conflict through dialogue and mediation.

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