Libya: Tunisian foreign minister visits Tripoli

Focus on the search for a political solution to the Libyan crisis

12 June, 11:10

    TUNIS - Tunisian Foreign Minister Khemaies Jhinaoui and his Libyan counterpart, Mohammed Taher Sayala, have met in Tripoli for talks focusing on the search for a global political solution to the Libyan crisis and economic and commercial relations between the two countries, Tunisia's foreign ministry said in a statement.

    The meeting comes ahead of a meeting of the joint Tunisia-Libya Committee to be held in Tunis on July 5, which will be followed by a meeting between the two prime ministers in the coming months.

    Jhinaoui's visit to Libya provided ''an opportunity to improve the strategic nature of relations'' between the two countries, said the statement, ''and to discuss means to start President Essebsi's regional initiative, to discuss the outcome of the meeting of foreign ministers of Egypt, Algeria and Tunisia last May 21 and the meeting on May 28, 2018, in Paris to assist all Libyan parties in Libya in talks aimed at a global political solution to the Libyan crisis''.

    Jhinaoui also discussed perspectives for the political process in Libya with the president of the High Council of State, Khaled Al-Mashri, who expressed the appreciation of Libya for the support provided by Libya and President Beji Caid Essebsi, the statement said.

    On the sidelines of the visit, the Tunisian foreign minister met with members of the Tunisian community at the Tunisian consulate general, announcing in the coming future that national air carrier Tunisair will resume flights to Libya. (ANSAmed)

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