The foreign ministers of Egypt, Tunisia and Algeria renewed their countries’ support to Libya’s stability and unity during a press conference after meeting in Cairo on Wednesday, Al-Ahram Arabic website reported.
Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shourky and his two North African counterparts, Tunisian FM Khemaies Jhinaou and Algerian FM Abdel Kader Messahel, stressed the importance of achieving a breakthrough in the political reconciliation process in Libya in the nearest time possible in order to hold parliamentary and presidential elections in the country.
The ministers also warned of the deteriorating security situation in Libya and its impact on the lives of the Libyans.
They also announced that they were waiting for the report of the UN’s special envoy to Libya Ghassan Salama, which he will represent to the UN Security Council on Thursday.
The ministers revealed that the report would include suggested amendments to the UN-backed Skhirat agreement that was signed by Libyan political rivals in December 2015.
Praising the efforts of UN’s special envoy to Libya Salama, the ministers stressed on their countries’ rejection of foreign military intervention in Libya.
This is the third meeting of the foreign ministers as part of the tripartite initiative of Egypt, Tunisia and Algeria to meet periodically to discuss the situation in neighbouring Libya and coordinate efforts to end the crisis.
The ministers also stated that their countries are exchanging information concerning counter-terrorism efforts.