Tunisia, Algeria and Egypt agree to terms for peace in Libya

Author : Mircea Birca | Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Posted in category Africa, Africa News, Eurasia, Eurasia News
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The Algerian, Egyptian and Tunisian foreign ministries today agreed on the terms for resolving the crisis in neighbouring Libya.

Foreign ministers Khemaies Jhinaoui of Tunisia, Egyptian Sameh Shoukry, and Algerian Minister for Maghreb, African and Arab League Affairs, Abdelkader Messahel, met in the Tunisia capital Tunis for two days of talks starting yesterday.

The talks ended with the signing of a “Tunis Declaration”.

Libya has been wracked by turmoil since 2011, when a bloody uprising ended with the ouster and death of Muammar Gaddafi after 42 years in power. In the wake of the uprising, the country’s stark political divisions yielded two rival seats of government, one in Tobruk and the other in capital Tripoli.

Al-Sarraj and Field Marshall Khalifa Hafter met for the first time in Cairo last week in an attempt to reach a political settlement. However efforts collapsed on the second day when Haftar refused to meet Al-Sarraj over disagreements to some points.

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