Algerian FM Lamamra: “We should withdraw mercenaries, foreign troops from Libya”


Algiers- The work of the meeting of the neighboring countries of Libya began, on Monday in Algiers, in the presence of the foreign ministers of the seven countries directly concerned, in addition to the Republic of Congo.

Ahmed Abou El-Ghait, Jan Kubis and Bankole Adeoye respectively Secretary General of the Arab League, UN Special Envoy for Libya and Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace and Security of the African Union are also in attendance.

In a speech, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the National Community Abroad, Ramtane Lamamra, affirmed that Libya’s neighboring countries are continuing their efforts to find a solution to the Libyan crisis. “We support the efforts to unify Libyan institutions,” he said.

For the head of Algerian diplomacy, the solution to the Libyan crisis cannot be achieved without an Libyan-Libyan process. “The current period calls for solidarity to allow the Libyan people to preserve their sovereignty,” he said.

In this context, Mr. Lamamra called for the withdrawal of mercenaries and foreign troops from this neighboring country. A position that the Libyan Minister of Foreign Affairs, Najla Mangoush, fully shares. “The continued presence of mercenaries represents a danger for Libya and for neighboring countries,” she said.

According to her, the stability of Libya is synonymous with the stability of the entire region, claiming to work for the consecration of sovereignty.

Before the start of the meeting on Libya, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the National Community Abroad held meetings with the Secretary General of the Arab League and his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Choukri.

In this dossier, Algeria insists on coordinating efforts to find a peaceful solution to the Libyan crisis.


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