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Situation in Libya: Lamamra calls international community for "self-examination"

APS - 14 February 2017

BRUSSELS (Belgium)- Minister of State, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Ramtane Lamamra called Tuesday, in Brussels, the international community for a self-examination on the situation in Libya, exhorting it to take the necessary measures in order to favour a “Libyan solution.”

 “The international community has to have a self-examination to see under what circumstances certain members of the United Nations’ Security Council added fuel to the fire instead of taking measures of appeasement, inclusion and likely to support a solution,” he said in a statement in a high-level international conference on mediation.

According to the Algerian Foreign Minister, the international community “missed the opportunity” to make a peaceful and inclusive transition in Libya as recommended by the African Union (AU) in 2011.

 “Unfortunately, we were not supported, we were isolated by the international process,” he said.

Today, problems “persist” because of the absence of “one agenda for the Libyan people,” but also for the whole international community.

“We must find a way to harmonize all the approaches,” he said, recalling that Algeria’s diplomatic action in Libya aims at “encouraging a Libyan solution to the crisis.”

"We hope that there is a unique Libyan agenda and that it is supported by the whole international community without having a concurrent or conflicting agenda,” he told APS.