Presidential initiative to solve Libyan crisis focus of Caid Essebsi/Tunisian, Algerian and Egyptian FMs' meeting
20/02/2017 16:40, TUNIS/Tunisia

(TAP) – President Beji Caid Essebsi met on Monday at the Carthage Palace with Foreign Minister Khemaies Jhinaoui, Algerian Minister of Maghreb Affairs, African Union and Arab Leagues Abdelkader Messahel, and Egyptian Foreign Affairs Minister Sameh Shoukry.

The meeting materialised the Presidency of the Republic’s initiative aiming at resolving the crisis in Libya. It comes following the meeting of Tunisian, Algerian and Egyptian ministers of Foreign Affairs, February 19 in Tunis, a statement of the Presidency of the Republic reads.

During the meeting, the Head of State affirmed that consensus made between Tunisia, Algeria and Egypt on the presidential initiative reflects the three countries’ commitment to a comprehensive political settlement that should speed up the resolution of the Libyan crisis.

Caid Essebsi expressed his confidence that the three countries can play a major role in resolving the Libyan crisis, hailing the efforts deployed by Algeria and Egypt on this connection.

In turn, the heads of the Algerian and Egyptian diplomacies, affirmed their countries’ support to this initiative, commending, in this respect, Caid Essebsi’s efforts to help Libyans find a common ground.

They further reiterated Algeria and Egypt’s readiness to continue on this path to guarantee the success of the presidential initiative and crown this process by holding a tripartite summit gathering the three presidents in Algiers.

At the end of this meeting, the Head of State chaired the signing ceremony of the Tunis Declaration for a comprehensive political settlement of the crisis in Libya.

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