Libya crisis: Political agreement will help better coordinate counterterrorism efforts

APS : Monday, 14 December 2015
ALGIERS- The signing of political agreement by Libyan parties will help “to better coordinate counterterrorism efforts,” said Monday in Algiers African Union Peace and Security Commissioner Smail Chergui.
“The signing of a political agreement by Libyan political parties will help to better coordinate efforts and rapidly address the throes of terrorism from which Libyans and neighbouring countries have suffered,” said Chergui in his closing speech at the meeting of African police chiefs.
In this regard, he said that Libya’s neighbouring countries, the African Union and the international community are mobilized to help Libyans to find a solution to the crisis.
He also underlined the “urgent need to start working now because the situation in this country is extremely difficult.”
“The situation in Libya requires to join efforts,” he said, adding that “we support the current process (the United Nations process) to help our Libyan brothers reach a political agreement leading to the formation of a national unity government, which will represent all the Libyan people to face all challenges, especially security challenges,” he said.
The AU supports the UN-sponsored dialogue process, said Chergui, adding that he had received recently a Libyan envoy to examine ways and means to further help them.

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