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Tunisia, Algeria Stress ‘Political Solution in Libya’

2020-09-29 | Since 4 Week

Algerian Foreign Minister Sabri Boukadoum

Algerian Foreign Minister Sabri Boukadoum has stressed that Algeria and Tunisia back a political solution in Libya far from foreign interventions.

In his third visit to Tunisia, the Algerian FM met his Tunisian counterpart Othman Jerandi, President Kais Saied, and Prime Minister Hisham Mechichi.

He also stressed that it was agreed to continue the joint action to promote a political settlement in this country, far from any foreign interference.

Notably, Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune is expected to visit Tunisian in the coming period.

 

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Libya descended into chaos with its 2011 uprising, which toppled longtime ruler Moammar Gaddafi. The crisis mounted when Libyan National Army (LNA) commander Khalifa Haftar launched an attack to seize Tripoli, the headquarters of the Government of National Accord.

Following battles that lasted for more than a year, the GNA forces regained control over the west of Libya – in June, Haftar forces withdrew from zones that they had control over in the west and northwest of Libya.

On Aug. 22, the two parties declared a prompt and full ceasefire and announced the intention to hold general elections.

The United Nations lauded this ‘significant agreement.



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