Algeria, Tunisia and Egypt’s Foreign Ministers hold tripartite meeting on Libya
A tripartite meeting of foreign ministers of Egypt, Tunisia and Algeria is going to be held Wednesday to discuss the current conflict in Libya, a statement issued by Egypt’s Foreign Ministry says.
Tunisia-hosted meeting comes to follow up the implementation of a tripartite presidential initiative to reach a comprehensive political settlement to the Libyan crisis.
The meeting comes as a complement to the successive ministerial meetings of the tripartite ministerial mechanism on Libya, held alternately between the capitals of the three countries, where Cairo hosted the last meeting on March 5, 2019.
The foreign ministers will probe ways to halt the current fighting in Libya and resume the UN-sponsored political process among Libyan factions, in light of the ongoing armed clashes in the vicinity of Tripoli, according to a statement by the Tunisian Foreign Ministry.
They will also discuss the latest developments in the Libyan political scene and steps required to encourage the warring parties to stop the fighting and return to the negotiating table.
“This could help end the bloodshed and preserve Libya’s sovereignty and territorial integrity,” the statement added.
Egypt, Tunisia and Algeria have so far hosted six meetings, as part of the Tunis Declaration signed on February 20, 2017 to find a comprehensive political settlement in Libya.