The foreign ministers of Egypt, Tunisia and Algeria stressed the need for a political settlement in Libya during the meeting in Tunisia, the Tunisian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
Earlier it was reported that the foreign ministers of the Arab states neighboring Libya – Egypt, Tunisia and Algeria – will discuss on Wednesday in the capital of Tunisia the intensification of efforts to restore stability in this country. Meetings of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Egypt, Tunisia and Algeria on the Libyan issue take place on a regular basis.
“The Ministers stressed that there is no military solution to the Libyan crisis, noting the need to maintain the political path and support it as the only means to solve the Libyan crisis under the auspices of the UN and through its mission in Libya in accordance with the provisions of the Libyan political agreement, and fulfilling all elements of the UN plan, who approved the Security Council on October 10, 2017 “, – said in a statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Tunisia on Facebook.
The report also notes that the ministers completely rejected any foreign interference in the internal affairs of Libya and stressed the importance of continuing the coordination and cooperation of the three countries in the fight against terrorism.
The commander of the eastern Libyan national army, Marshal KhalifaHaftar, on April 4 ordered his forces to launch an offensive on Tripoli to “liberate themselves from terrorists.” Armed units loyal to the government in Tripoli announced the start of the response operation “Vulcan of Wrath”. In recent days, the LNA Air Force conducted several shelling of positions and weapons caches of armed formations in different parts of Tripoli.
After the overthrow and murder of the Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, Libya virtually ceased to function as a single state. Now dual power reigns in the country. The parliament elected by the people sits in the east, and in the west, in the capital Tripoli, the government of national consensus headed by Fayez Sarraj rules with the support of the UN and the European Union. The authorities in the eastern part of the country operate independently of Tripoli and cooperate with the Libyan National Army.