APS : Thursday, 17 December 2015
ALGIERS- the political agreement aimed at achieving a peaceful solution to the crisis in Libya was signed Thursday under the aegis of the United Nations by the parties to the inter-Libyan dialogue which opened in March 2015 in Algiers by a meeting bringing together the influential political personalities and parties.
The document was signed by all the Libyan parties, including the parliament recognized by the international community in Tobruk, the General National Council in Tripoli, independents, representatives of political parties as well as representatives of civil society and communes.
Algiers’ meetings allowed intensifying diplomatic efforts as part of the United Nations mediation to bring the Libyan parties into dialogue.
Algiers’ meeting was a “fundamental step” in the construction of peace in Libya for which Algeria has always worked to preserve the unity of the Libyan people and integrity of its territory.
Former head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya Bernardino Leon said he was convinced that the meeting hosted by Algeria was “a beginning that allowed broaching crucial issues” for the success of the political dialogue process between the Libyans.
Algeria has always underlined the urgent need to form a national unity government.
“During the process which was led by the United Nations, the Libyan players who took part in it showed patience to put an end to the crisis affecting their country,” said Minister of Maghreb Affairs, African Union and Arab League Abdelkader Messahel.
Algeria’s consistent position played a major role in the achievement of such an agreement.
It has always called to settle this crisis through a political solution, based on “the respect of the principles of sovereignty, non-interference, territorial integrity, national unity of Libya and cohesion of its people, leading to the formation of a national unity government, based in Tripoli, to fill the institutional gap in Libya.”
Recently, in a conference held in Rome on Libya, Messahel underlined that “terrorism and its criminal connections feed and spread in the absence of a capable, strong and fair State,” adding that “this is the reason for which he insisted on the signing of a political agreement and the urgent need to form a national unity government, the only way to deal with the political, economic and security challenges.”
In its support to Libya, Algeria chairs the security commission to help it overcoming its political-security crisis.
This heavy responsibility allows it to cooperate with the political class and the components of the Libyan civil society.
The security and military commission has also the task of coordinating between Libya and neighbouring countries so that to strengthen the security measures and the control of borders.