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Di Maio: Consensus in Brussels, Istanbul, Algiers and Cairo on a ceasefire in Libya




Alwasat - Cairo Thu 09 Jan 2020, 05:46 PM
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Algerian Foreign Minister Sabri Boukadoum Thursday said Algiers and Rome share convergent views over the necessity to reach a cease-fire in Libya.

Coordination between Algeria and Italy on Libya is "very good," Boukadoum told a joint press conference attended by his Italian counterpart Luigi Di Maio in Algiers, APS news agency reported.

He said that "a political solution is the most appropriate to Libya."

He further noted that negotiations between the conflicting Libyan parties "are necessary at this time because they are the first concerned with what is happening inside their own nation."

For his part, Di Maio said that all the countries he visited, including Turkey, Egypt, Belgium and Algeria, "agree on the necessity of reaching a peaceful solution and a cease-fire in Libya."

He stressed that "everyone agrees on the need to reach a solution that guarantees stability in the region."

Algeria, which shares 1,000 km-long border with Libya, fears the fallout of any potential "proxy war" in Libya between influential international powers.

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