Libya neighbors renew commitment to anti-terror combat

CAIRO, Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri and his Tunisian and Algerian peers Khemaies Jhinaoui and Abdelkader Messahel, respectively, agreed to help the Libyan security services combat the organize crimes, particularly terrorism and illegal migration.

The trilateral ministerial meeting of Libya neighbors, held in Cairo on Tuesday, adopted a final statement expressing common concern over the security instability in Libya.

The ministers reviewed the latest developments of the situation in Libya and the prospects of political settlement to the crisis in the framework of the trilateral initiative, according to the statement.

They reaffirmed commitment to the implementation of the security arrangements in Tripoli, which was approved by the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) and the prime minister of the Government of National Accord.

Welcoming the role of the regular troops in protecting the security in the capital city and other parts of Libya, the ministers expressed hope for reaching an agreement on the unification of the Libya military institution based on the outcomes of Cairo consultations.

The ministers agreed that Libya undergoes a critical stage in its history that requires helping its people to realize their aspirations for rebuilding an independent state with unified national institutions.

They pledged to help the Libyans realize national reconciliation, restore stability countrywide, and protect the national unity, the territorial integrity, independence and sovereignty of their country.

They reaffirmed rejection of all forms of foreign interferences in Libya, which could further complicate the crisis and hamper the political process in its entirety, the statement pointed out.

They highlighted the need of backing the efforts aiming to reach a political solution based on inclusive dialogue and national consensus, and finalizing the transitional stage leading to elections as per the 2015 accord.

The ministers urged all parties in Libya to show responsibility and flexibility, put the national interests of their country above all considerations and adopt positive approach to the political process sponsored by the United Nations.

They reaffirmed support to efforts of the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Libya Ghassan Salame to enforce the Libya action plan and build consensus among the Libyans on the principles of the the Libyan-owned political process.

They stressed the need of continued joint action to combat terrorism and dry up its sources, the statement added.

Source: Kuwait News Agency