Algerian-Italian concern that situation in Libyan will destabilize security of neighboring countries

Alwasat - Cairo Mon 07 Dec 2020, 11:59 AM
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The foreign ministers of Algeria and Italy, Sabri Boukadoum and Luigi Di Maio, warned that the situation in Libya would destabilize the national security of neighboring countries.

This came in comments after the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for strategic dialogue over bilateral partnership, political issues and comprehensive security

The Algerian Foreign Minister stressed at the end of his Italian counterpart's visit on Sunday that the two countries' views converged on a range of regional issues, particularly Libya, Mali and the Mediterranean.

The two ministers insisted that the solution to the Libyan crisis should be political and away from external military interventions, while warning that the situation in Libya threatens the national security of neighboring countries.

Di Maio, who is visiting Algiers for the second time this year, met Algerian Prime Minister Abdelaziz Djerad and tweeted: "great satisfaction with excellent cooperation, confident in strengthening of bilateral relations".

Prior to his arrival in Algeria, Di Maio had a conversation with his French counterpart, Jean-Yves Le Drian, on the sidelines of the Mediterranean Dialogues on the developments of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum and the implementation of the ceasefire agreement of October 23rd.

He renewed the call on all Libyan and international parties to support the dialogue process and to refrain from any kind of intervention.

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