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Egypt,Tunisia, Algeria FMs hold meeting on Libya




Alwasat - Cairo Wed 12 Jun 2019, 10:50 PM
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The foreign ministers of Egypt, Tunisia and Algeria are to hold a meeting on the situation in Libya on Wednesday, according to a statement issued by spokesperson of the Foreign Ministry Ahmed Hafez. 

The meeting comes to follow up the implementation of a presidential initiative to reach a comprehensive political settlement to the Libyan crisis. 

Hafez's statement concluded by pointing out that the Tunis meeting comes as a complement to the successive ministerial meetings held alternately between the capitals of the three countries, Cairo hosted the last meeting on March 5, 2019. 

The three foreign ministers will probe ways to halt the current fighting and resume the UN-sponsored political process among Libyan factions, especially in light of the ongoing armed clashes in the vicinity of Tripoli, according to a statement by the Tunisian Foreign Ministry.

"The Tunis meeting will discuss the latest developments on the Libyan arena and review the means to push the efforts to restore security and stability and combat terrorism in Libya, in order to achieve the aspirations and hopes of the Libyan people," said the spokesman of the Egyptian Foreign Ministry.

The three countries have so far hosted six meetings, as part of the Tunis Declaration signed on February 20, 2017 to find a comprehensive political settlement in Libya. 

Algerian Foreign Minister Sabri Boukadoum, who took over from former minister Abdelkader Messahel, will participate for the first time as a member of the new cabinet in Algeria after the resignation of former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

The tripartite ministerial meeting is the first since the outbreak of the war in Tripoli which has lasted since the fourth of April. 

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