Al-Serraj called on the Arab League to stop weapons illegal flow to Libya
Libya has called on the Arab League to help stop the flood of weapons illegally into the country which is helping fuel the ISIS insurgency.
The Prime Minister of the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA), Fayez al-Serraj, in a speech on Monday at the 27th Arab league Summit in the Mauritanian capital Nouakchott, requested support to end arms infiltration while rejecting foreign military intervention in the country.
Al-Sarraj retraced Libya’s fight against the Islamic State group which took advantage of the political chaos in the country in 2014 to set up its stronghold after the ousting of Muammar Gaddafi.
The African Union was represented at the summit by Chadian president and the current AU chairperson Idriss Deby Itno.
The summit which was supposed to be a two-day event, ended on the evening of its opening on Monday and was attended by seven heads of states out of the 22 heads of member countries.
Among those present were the presidents of Yemen, Sudan, Comoros and Djibouti including the host president Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz who was appointed chairman of the organization for one year. Other member countries had representation at the summit except Syria.
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