Libya: ministers of neighboring countries gather in Algiers

To discuss upcoming elections, security challenges in region

30 August, 17:29

    (ANSAmed) - TUNIS, AUGUST 30 - A meeting of foreign ministers from Libya's neighboring countries is scheduled today and tomorrow in Algiers. Representatives of Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, Sudan, Niger and Chad will discuss, among other issues, the upcoming elections in the North African country and the challenges of security in the region.

    The meeting will be attended by Congo's Foreign Minister Jean-Claude Gakosso, representing President Denis Sassou-Nguesso who leads the high-level committee of the African Union on Libya. Also present will be the secretary general of the Arab League, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, and the representative of the UN secretary general in Libya, Jan Kubiš.

    "This meeting - according to a statement of Tripoli's foreign ministry - is an opportunity to keep more consultations and coordination on the latest developments in Libya and means to support the initiative of Libyan stability, launched by Foreign Minister Najila al-Mangoush during the second Berlin conference, to end any interference in Libya's domestic affairs, as part of a process to hold an international conference, chaired and organized by Libya, which will be attended by all regional and international actors of the Libyan dossier".

    "This conference - the statement also said - aims to reach security and stability across the entire Libyan territory, to unify the State's sovereign institutions, in particular military and security ones, to reach the elections according to a precise schedule.(ANSAmed).

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