Tripartite meeting on Libya crisis to be held in Algeria

Tunisian Foreign Minister Khemaies Jhinaoui (C), Algerian Minister for Maghreb and Africa Affairs Abdel Kadir Mesahil (L) and Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry (R) hold a joint press conference following their meeting to solve the crisis in Libya, at Carthage Palace in Tunis, Tunisia on February 20, 2017.

Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry, along with his Tunisian and Algerian counterparts, will take part in a tripartite meeting on Libya on Monday in Algeria, according to spokesperson of the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ahmed Abu Zeid.

Abu Zeid said that the meeting comes within the framework of the mechanism of the Arab tripartite neighbors of Libya, which aims to discuss the recent developments in Libya and the ways to support Libyans to achieve national consensus and reach a political solution.

Abu Zeid added that the meeting’s timing is highly significant, through which UN efforts will be intensified to break the stalemate of Libyan crisis and to complete the road map by holding presidential and parliamentarian elections; additionally, the Egyptian efforts will achieve its aim to unify Libyan military and combat terrorism and organized crime.

He referred that Shoukry’s participation in the tripartite mechanism meeting comes within the framework of Egypt’s concern to support all the efforts to settle the Libyan crisis, build the national consensus and achieve political settlement for the crisis.

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