Diplomatic efforts continue for political resolution of Libyan crisis

APS - 16 February 2017

ALGIERS � Regional and international efforts continue for the resolution of the crisis in Libya, in accordance with the Libyan political accord, the only legal framework.

The neighbouring countries, Algeria, Tunisia and Egypt agreed to meet in Tunis on March 1 with a view to bridging positions between Libyan leaders,

In order to prepare the ground for Libyans to ensure the success of their transition, the neighbouring countries seek to make the most of the diplomatic efforts, in accordance with the UN-sponsored political accord signed in December 2015.

The Algerian approach, which is in favour of a political solution to the crisis shaking the neighbouring country, has been supported by the European Union (EU).

The EU position regarding Algeria's diplomatic action for the resolution of the Libyan crisis "encourages us to make further efforts to bring Libyan parties together to reach an agreement a Libyan solution that could be supported by the international community," said the Minister of State, Foreign Minister and International Cooperation Ramtane Lamamra.

After a series of meetings held in several neighbouring countries, including Algeria, Egypt and Tunisia, Libyan parties reached an agreement enshrining the inalienable and unchanging national principles, including the preservation of the unity and territorial integrity of Libya.

Rejection of any foreign interference in Libyan internal affairs, stopping bloodshed in Libya, commitment to building a civilian, democratic and modern State as well as strengthening national reconciliation and fight against terrorism was the vision shared by the participants in the different meetings.

The tripartite meeting, which will be held in Tunisia on 1 March, will bring together the Libyan parties and the foreign ministers of Algeria, Tunisia and Egypt.

An initiative for the resolution of the Libyan crisis was launched following the visit of Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi to Algeria on 15 December 2016 and his discussions with President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika.