Niamey Meeting on Libya concludes with rejection of foreign intervention in Libya


No foreign intervention. This was the message from Libya’s neighbouring countries that kicked off on Wednesday in Niamey with the participation of representatives of regional and international organizations.

They concluded that all fighters battling Islamist terror groups in Libya must all register and adhere to the international laws of engaging in military warfare. It was also agreed that all military operations must be conducted in response to the request by the Presidential council.

Niger’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ibrahim Yacouba affirmed that the “neighbouring countries, particularly his country, are the most affected by the Libyan crisis,” hence the need for a common action to support political resolution of the crisis.

In their statement, the Ministers representing Libya’s neighboring countries have also noted that the “expansion of terrorist groups and their related activities linked to organized crime is a threat to security and stability in the region, and further added that it is necessary to counter them effectively.”

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