Tunisia stresses political solution to Libyan crisis

TUNIS, Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi affirmed on Wednesday that the Libyan crisis should be resolved politically.

This came during talks held between Essebsi and visiting Libyan chairman of the Presidential Council of the Government of National Accord (GNA) Fayez al-Sarraj at Carthage Palace, Tunisian presidency said in a statement.

Essebsi called for preventing bloodshed of all Libyans and resuming dialogue between the conflicting parties, it added.

The Tunisian leader stressed that his country is standing side by side with Libyan people.

He also called for solving this crisis so as to avoid further casualties and ending sufferings of people through halting immediately the fighting and practicing self-restraint.

During the meeting, the two sides also touched upon the latest developments on the Libyan arena, and regional and international efforts made to end the conflict as well as ending military operations due to their dangerous repercussions on the Libyan people as well as security and stability of the region They called for resuming dialogue amongst Libyan parties, under the UN supervision, to ensure stopping bloodshed of Libyans and maintaining Libya’s unity and stability, according to the statement.

On April 4, armed clashes erupted between Eastern Libyan forces led by retired Maj. Gen. Khalifa Haftar and the troops of Government of National Accord, west of Libya, to control the capital.

Source: Kuwait News Agency