Algeria says committed to help Libya reaching peace
Algeria on Sunday reiterated the commitment of Libya's neighboring nations to continue their efforts in a bid to help warring parties in Libya to restore peace and reach national reconciliation.
"The political agreement reached in 2015 between Libyan warring parties in Morocco should be the corner stone for sustainable resolution to the Libyan crisis," Algerian Minister for Maghreb Affairs, Arab League and African Union, Abdelkader Messahel, told reporters after his talks with Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya Martin Kobler, On the eve of the 11th ministerial meeting of Libya's neighboring countries due on Monday in Algiers.
"Libya's neighboring nations are committed to help Libyans to reach final solution to their crisis, and this commitment should not be seen as interference in Libya's affairs," Messahel noted.
For his part, Kobler stressed "the key role of Libya's neighboring nations in restoring peace and security to this North African country. He noted "that the 11th ministerial meeting of Libya's neighboring countries is a great opportunity to boost peace process there."
The UN official further added that the international community has to make more efforts to help Libyans regain peace and stability, stressing "Libyans themselves have been requiring support for the settlement of their crisis."
Algiers on Monday hosts a meeting of Libya's neighboring nations, to assess developments and discuss the peace process there.
The neighboring nations of Libya are Tunisia, Algeria, Niger, Chad, Sudan and Egypt.
Libyan protagonists reached a shaky peace accord following UN-sponsored talks held in the Moroccan resort of Skhirat on Dec. 2015, in an attempt to put an end to more than six years of civil war.
A national unity government and a cabinet were established led by Prime Minister Fayez al-Seraj, whose top mission is to unite Libya's two warring parliaments.
Libya now has two rival parliaments, namely the internationally recognized one, based in the eastern port city of Tobruk, and the General National Congress based in capital city Tripoli supported by General Haftar.